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Playstation 5 is rumored to be backwards compatible with PS3 games

Playstation 5 is rumored to be backwards compatible with PS3 games

Game journalist Nick Baker Sony claims that Sony is working on making the Playstation 5 compatible with Playstation 3 games. According to Baker, Sony will start by making a few games compatible and they will be sold separately. Which PS3 games will be able to play on PS5 and whether they will receive any graphical updates is currently unclear.

According to Fredrik Eriksson, editor of FZ, it is not unlikely that the rumors are true.

– The source of the rumors has been true before, although I'm not fully aware of his track record, and that it relates to select games on PS3 makes sense. This is how Sony worked with PS1, PS2 and PSP games. At the same time, the PS3 is clearly a difficult tech device to hack, because the PS3 games we've received so far have been streamed to the PS5. “We definitely wouldn't be able to play our PS3 discs on PS5 – that would have surprised me greatly,” he says.

Fredrik Eriksson, editor at FZ.

If you subscribe to Playstation Plus, you can actually play some Playstation 3 games on Playstation 5 via cloud streaming, but in terms of performance, the games can offer a varied experience. In this case, backward compatibility can provide a gaming experience that more closely emulates the original game.

Computer aspect Digital Foundry However, I tested official Playstation 2 emulations of Tomb Raider: Legend and Sly Cooper on PlayStation 5, and both performed worse than hoped. Both games support PAL 60 and 50Hz modes respectively. Meanwhile, Tomb Raider: Legend's resolution was blurry and Sly Cooper was missing music during some gameplay segments. But it remains to be seen how the PS3 games can be expected to perform.

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– They are two very different units with different requirements. It's hard to draw conclusions, because after all things went well for the PS1 and PSP, says Fredrik Eriksson.

Sony itself has not confirmed the information that it is working on making the Playstation 5 compatible with Playstation 3 games.