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Offline CT27

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Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
I've seen a lot of rumors that the Playstation 5 will have backwards compatibility when it comes out (rumored to be in the next couple years). 

Do you think that's true and to what extent do you think it will have BC?


I think it will probably be with at least PS4 and hopefully PS1/2 as well (due to unique architecture the PS3 is an outside shot from what I've heard).

 

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Re: Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
I hope so, because... i mean, how can i place countless consoles under the TV? There is by far not enough room or power sources.

And i still playing games on older systems as well. Already have a Dreamcast, WiiU (because it is backward compatible to every Nintendo console that was released before that), Switch, PS3, PS4 Pro, X-Box Classic, 360 and One X here.

I am still using my PS3 for PS3 and some PS2 games, that still can not be emulated. Still have an X-Box Classic in use, because most of our collection still can not be played on 360/One.
I hope the 360 can be retired sometime in the future, because Microsoft atleast try to make the whole 360 catalogue backwards compatible. Would like the retire the PS4 as well then.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
I hope so because emulators take up so much room ;)

 

Offline HLD_Prophecy

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Re: Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
Lol, when I see the topic title and then realize that I'm only concerned with backwards compatibility for PSX/PS2 and wouldn't even have used the console for anything after PS2 anyways.  :lol:

  

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Re: Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
Marvel vs Capcom  2.
Dropship  UPF.
Silent hill 2.
DOA2.
FFX.
FFXII.
MGS  2.
That's my PS2 jam.



 
Re: Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
If they continue the apparent standardisation on commodity architectures then I would expect all the next gen consoles to be backwards compatible.
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Offline The E

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Re: Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
I can't quite see them allowing this without trying to get some money out of it, even if it's only part of PS+ or whatever the XBox live thing is called these days.
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Offline HLD_Prophecy

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Re: Do you think the PS5 will have backwards compatibility?
Backwards PSX compatibility Because Air Combat.

Backwards PS2 compatibility Because Ace Combat PS2 trilogy and Shadow of the Colossus.  :D