Sony Patent Suggests PlayStation 5 (PS5) Will Feature Backwards Compatibility
Although not many details are known regarding Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), it’s no secret that the company is indeed working on it for the next-gen console war. So what new leaks, rumors, speculations and official talks we have this time around about it? Well, a new Sony patent was spotted, suggesting backwards compatibility.
The New Patent
This time around, another backwards compatibility patent was spotted, titled “Simulation of legacy bus operation for backward compatibility“. It had PlayStation hardware architect Mark Cen’s name attached on it who according to the report is presumably the spearheading the operation.
Based on the patents, we can assume that backwards compatibility will be a huge feature in the PS5 platform which is definitely a good thing. Well, who doesn’t want to play game titles from previous consoles? Some players just want to relive childhood memories or are just interested in playing old classics.
However, there’s also the possibility that these patents won’t be used. The thing is, as we’ve mentioned many times in our previous articles, just because a patent was filed and published, it doesn’t serve as a 100 percent guarantee concept design will be featured on a future product.
When Can We Expect The PS5?
Earlier this month, Ace Research Institute Analyst Hideki Yasuda released a new analysis report. He suggested that the PS5 is due to launch at the end of 2020 and that it will cost less than $499 or similar to the PS4.
Regarding his prediction of a 2020 release, that’s not something new. In fact, other analysts and rumors have also suggested.
As for the less than $499 price tag, although a cheaper price tag will no doubt be warmly welcomed by consumers, it also poses a question which was presented by GamingBolt: How high-end can the PlayStation 5 really be at that price?
What are your thoughts about the PS5 possibly featuring backwards compatibility? What about the predicted price tag of Yasuda? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.