Next-Gen Consoles Could Feature Entire Back Catalogs

Every Console Generation Could Be Playable

No doubt about it, you can start to feel the excitement for the next generation of consoles. While Sony and Microsoft remain quiet on hot topics such as price, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot may have let slip what the plans are for next-gen backwards compatibility.

PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility

In a recent financial call that Guillemot was a part of, he had this to say about the possibility of the next-gen systems being able to play every single console generation that has come before them:

“Those consoles will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles. It will be something new in the industry. It will help the old generations to continue to be big consoles on the market for years to come.”

Sony has been relatively tight-lipped about it’s intent for their backwards compatibility moving forward, but Microsoft has been vocal about wanting to open up their next-gen systems to as much of their back catalog as possible. Surely in the coming months, both companies will expand upon this.

Xbox Series X

Keep in mind nothing has been confirmed, and Guillemot didn’t go on to elaborate any further as to what he means specifically. Still, I don’t think there was any misinterpretation. Guillemot is a veteran of the industry, and with retro gaming being more popular than ever before, it seems like a no-brainer to start to push systems that can play your companies’ entire back-catalog.

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