This may baffle the PlayStation fan network.
According to SlashGear, Sony has given information that PS4 titles will be supported on PS5 but has not said more specifically for previous PS generations. And Sony’s director of Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, has just confirmed that PS5 will not be able to run games for PS1, PS2, or PS3.
He said the PS4 already has about 100 million users and that the company thinks this customer group still wants to continue playing PS4 titles on PS5. Ryan also explained that Sony’s design team is focusing resources on the DualSense controller and new capabilities for SSDs on the PS5.
The above information will likely annoy fans who own a library of games spanning generations of PS. Notably, the PS5 is still backward compatible with PS Now, but to some extent. However, that’s not what most users think about since they spent $ 9.99 per month (default plan) on PS Now.
Backward compatibility seems to be one of the key factors for buyers to make a decision between the PS5 and Xbox Series X, especially when both are priced the same.