PS5 May Only Be Backwards Compatible With PS4

Ubisoft Claims PS5 Is Only Backwards Compatible With PS4 Games

According to a recent post on Ubisoft’s support page, the PS5 will only be backwards compatible with PS4 titles, and will not support PS3, PS2, or original PlayStation titles. The post does clarify that PS4 fans will be able to take their games from the PS4 and join multiplayer matches with PS5 players when the next-gen console eventually releases, but this apparently isn’t possible with PS3, PS2 or original PlayStation titles. The PS5 is set to launch this coming November, with PS Plus still required for online play, with plenty more freebies to come.

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“As part of their next-gen upgrade process, PlayStation offers a number of features designed to help you move from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5,” said Ubisoft. “PlayStation 4 players will be able to join multiplayer games with PlayStation 5 players. Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.” With this recent post on their support page, it seems like Ubisoft is hinting at a lack of backwards compatibility on the PS5 compared to that of the Xbox Series X.

Sony has yet to confirm whether or not Ubisoft’s statement is correct but it’s likely that if backwards compatibility is offered for PS3, PS2 and PlayStation games, it’ll be through digital means only rather than the ability to use a disc like with the Xbox One and presumably the Xbox Series X. Ubisoft definitely seems to be implying that only PS4 titles will be backwards compatible with the PS5 but with PlayStation Now, certain older titles are already playable on the PS4.

Do you hope that the PS5 is fully backwards compatible or are you only interested in playing PS4 and PS5 games on the next-gen console? Let us know in the comments below!