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    Famitsu recently interviwed Playstion's CEO, Jim Ryan which was translated to English by Siliconera. In that interview, Ryan confirmed two things. First, the PlayStation 5 will have a 99% compatibility with all PlayStation 4 titles. Second, the PS5 will not have backwards compatibility with PS1, PS2, and PS3 games.

    This news makes it clear that remastered versions of the PS1/2/3 era games for the PS4 will still be playable on the PS5 via backwards compatibility with the PS4. However, the confirmation that backwards compatibility is limited to the PS4 may be upsetting to some, but it is likely not surprising. What classic PS1, PS2, or PS3 era games do you wish you were able to play on the PS5?

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  3. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
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    A lazy fucking excuse, typical. Time goes forward Sony, you could, y'know, still work on it instead of just giving up :rolleyes:

    Thank fuck for all the various PS1 emus/PCSX2/RPCS3, random internet people do what Sony Don't. ;O;
     
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    Lair (PS3 game).
    No, I'm not joking
     
  5. Mythical

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    I doubt that, they'll probably add the feature in later versions or through psn titles
     
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    RyRyIV The Vehicle Destroyer
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    I, for one, am shocked I tell you. S H O C K E D
     
  7. DJPlace

    DJPlace the hater of something i can't recall.
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    let me get my digital on PS4 at least sony. or i'm going support for a couple of years for this system ya jerks.
     
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    Well duh.. damn that was given. Only thing that surprises me is the 99% backwards compatability for ps4 games. I was expecting it to be alot lower. Also i wonder what the 1% is or is there even a 1% and they just put 99% to cover there ass if one out of the hundreds dont work

    Theres a good question does your psn titles transfer over to ps5
     
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  9. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    Hmmmm... well let's check my bad taste and nostalgia.

    From PS1:
    • Deception 3
    • Wild Arms 1 and 2 (pure nostalgia here)
    • Perhaps Alundra, Xenogears and Chrono Cross
    From PS2:
    • Silent Hill 2
    • Perhaps Xenosaga (would prefer a remake/remaster though)
    From PS3:
    • Metal Gear Solid 4
    I believe that's it.
     
  10. KingVamp

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    I can understand that they may have trouble with the PS3, but the other consoles can surely be done over time.
     
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    The Chad PC gaming SCORNS and EVISCERATES the Virgin Sony with EMULATION, HAVING ACCESS TO MOST OF MICROSOFT'S EXCLUSIVES, NOT GOING FULL SJW ON GAMES MADE IN JAPAN, WHILE ALSO HAVING THE ORDER 1886 WITH THAT ONE SCENE, HAVING ACCESS TO EVERY NINTENDO LIBRARY EVER INCLUDING THE SWITCH, SAVAGE FACTS, MIC-DROP LOGIC, AND COMMON THUG LIFE SENSE!


    OK this is epic

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    *laughs hysterically in RPCS3, which runs well on the very same CPU that's apparently supposed to be in the PS5*
     
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    OP Ericzander Ya-yo, ya-yo! Dreamin'!
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    The excuse that they ran out of time is clearly... Uh... Wrong. But hey, why get rid of an excuse to continuously remaster and resell old games?
     
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    99% BC with PS4 is a pleasant surprise for sure. I wasn't expecting any backward compatibility with PS3 or older, so nothing lost there.
     
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    Too bad PS3 emulation is so bad.

    For the rest? Eh my chipped PS2 still works.
     
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    This is the same guy who also said in 2017:

    “When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much,” says Ryan. “That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?”
     
  16. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    Well, for everything else including PS3 my PC should work good enough.
    My PS2 is probably still with my brother in Argentina, who knows if it works probably the HDD already died, and my PS1 died of overuse.
    Emulation is good enough.... Not a purist.
     
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    Meanwhile Nintendo ported three old games to the Switch, a Nintendo 64 game, a Gamecube game and a Wii game and is selling them together.
     
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    It's ugly as it gets and can't even run PS1 games.
     
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    HDD? I guess DVDs to burn have got a tad expensive. PS1 emulation has got to the point you can make PS1 game better than they were on the PS1 by adding graphics filters. PS2 emulation can run about 90% of the games quite well.
     
  20. KingVamp

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    Well, if it does run well (or at least well enough) on the PS5, that's another goal/reason for hacking it.
     
  21. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    Well, if you happened to have a phat PS2 and a network adapter, why not go the HDD route.
    It was just more comfortable back in the day.
     
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