Ubisoft CEO claims Sony's PlayStation 5 will support backward compatibility

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After Xbox announced that their next-generation console, The X Series, would support backwards compatibility, all eyes have been on Sony as we wait to see if they will do the same.

While there have been muted murmurings that the new PlayStation 5 will give us the option to play Playstation 4 games, there hasn't been any official confirmation of this.

However, it seems the CEO of gaming company Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, may have let the cat out of the bag with his comments at a recent financial call.

If Guillemot is to be believed, the PS5 will be capable of playing not only PS4 games but possibly PS3 and PS2 ones as well.

"Those consoles will be running almost all the back catalogue of the previous consoles," Guillemot said.


"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."

It's actually happening, folks.

While gaming boffin Mike Cerny confirmed last October that we would have the chance to at least play some PS4 games on the PS5, Guillemot's comments suggest that nearly the entire catalogue will be compatible.

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The news will come as a massive relief to gaming fans all over the globe, who have been getting louder and louder in their calls for Sony to introduce backwards-compatibility to Playstation's repertoire.

Xbox's announcement that the X Series would support games as far back as original Xbox titles was massive news and heaped yet more pressure on Sony to do the same.

Now, it seems they may have finally heard the cry of their fans and are poised to give them exactly what they have wanted for so long.

Might be about time to blow the dust off those old PS games in the attic.

The PS5 is going to be a goodie.

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