A publish on the Ubisoft website (as noticed by Twitter user Nibel) means that the PS5 will solely be straight backward suitable with PlayStation four video games and received’t natively help video games from different PlayStation generations.
“As a part of their next-gen UPGRADE PROCESS, PlayStation supply numerous options designed that will help you transfer from PlayStation four to PlayStation 5,” says Ubisoft in response to a query about upgrading video games from PlayStation four to PlayStation 5 “Backwards compatibility will probably be obtainable for supported PlayStation four titles, however won’t be doable for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation video games.”
Ubisoft doesn’t elaborate on the that means of this assertion or whether or not that is Sony’s official stance on the matter of PS5 backward compatibility. Sony has additionally not commented on this assertion as of the time of this writing.
Nevertheless, Sony’s earlier statements relating to the PS5’s backward compatibility choices have all focused on the PlayStation 4. Not solely can you buy a duplicate of sure video games on PS4 and entry these titles on PS5, however you’ll have the ability to play at the least most of your PlayStation four video games on PS5 at launch by way of bodily discs you personal in addition to your PlayStation Retailer downloads. They haven’t actually shared their plans (if they’ve any) relating to how they’ll deal with video games in earlier PlayStation generations.