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Sorry, The PS5 Won’t Be Backward Compatible With PS3, PS2 Or PS1 Games

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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

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PS5 Will Only Be Backward Compatible With PS4 Games, According To Ubisoft [Update]

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A new support page about the transition to next-gen consoles over on Ubisoft’s website appears to confirm that PS3, PS2, and PS1 games will not be backward compatible on PS5.

“Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games,” the support page states. While Sony has previously said that PS5 will be backward compatible with PS4 games, it’s never officially said whether any games from past PlayStation consoles will work on the new hardware.

Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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PS5 backward compatibility with the PS4 was confirmed when Wired first revealed information about the new console last year. But we haven’t heard a whole lot of details since, and what Sony has said has been a bit vague. During a March presentation by Mark Cerny, the hardware designer

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