The PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible… with games from PlayStation 4. It looks like it won’t be backwards compatible with PS1, PS2, and PS3 games. And when Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan sat down with Famitsu for an interview, he pretty much confirmed it.
According to Ryan, Sony considered that the PS4 has 100 million players, so they directed resources to make the PS5 backwards compatible for the PS4. He also added that because they had to develop high-speed SSD and the new dual sense controller, they were not able add backwards compatibility for the other three.
In a separate interview with The Washington Post, he said that 99 percent of PS4 games can be played with the PS5.
But how much will it cost? Well, the PlayStation 5 has two versions, and they are the normal version and the Digital Edition. The Normal PS5 will cost US$499, while the Digital Edition will cost US$399. The digital edition can only run digital games, as it will not have a slot for a disc. Both versions will come with the new Dual Sense Controller.
The new release dates reflect all previous PlayStation releases, which are usually within the fourth quarter of the year. Expect them to announce more games fore the new console soon.
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