As Kotaku previously reported, the PlayStation 5 will be able to play “99 percent” of the PlayStation 4’s library. But what about PS3 games? Or PS2 and PS1 ones?
In an interview with Famitsu, PlayStation exec Jim Ryan was asked about PS4 compatibility, as well as that for the previous PlayStation consoles, going back to the PS1.
Ryan explained that backward compatibility for the PS4 was something Sony had in mind while creating the new consoles, adding that among the 100 million PS4 players there are people who will want to play PS4 games on their PS5s, and therefore they included PS4 backward compatibility.
“When implementing this,” Ryan continued, “we also poured all our energy into introducing the high-speed SSD as well as the new Dual Sense controller. Because of this, unfortunately, we were unable to include further backward compatibility.”
In August, a Ubisoft website