The PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games

This is the expected design of the new PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 is set to be released to the general public during the festive period in 2020.

Christmas lists across the world will be topped by the new console, with Sony promising some very exciting innovations to the gaming system.

And one thing that will please loyal fans of the console is that you will be able to play PS4 games on the brand new PS5.

Gaming boffin Mark Cerny recently revealed to Wired that the PS5 will be 'backwards compatible'.

He said: ""Because [the PS5] is based in part on the PS4's architecture, it will also be backward-compatible with games for that console."

Whether you'll be able to play games from the PS1, PS2 or PS3 is unknown.

But if you simply adore that copy of FIFA 18, you will officially be able to load it up on the new PS5 in 2020, what a result!

The PS5

When Sony officially confirmed the expected release date of the new console, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE, revealed some exciting new innovations.

The first was haptic feedback, with Mr Ryan saying: “With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field."

The other innovation was adaptive triggers, with Mr Ryan adding: “Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.

“In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions.”

The PS5 will be released next year

Roll on Christmas 2020!

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