Ubisoft says PS5 won't be backward compatible with PS3, PS2 or PS1
It seems that Sony's PlayStation 5 will only be compatible with some PS4 games.
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"PS5 has been designed to play PS4 games," PlayStation boss Jim Ryan told CNET in June. "We're going through the process with the publishers and developers testing that rather exhaustive library of over 4,000 games."
has also required developers to make new PS4 games natively compatible with its next-gen console, and it's working on making older ones compatible as well.
Sony's approach with the PS5 differs from Microsoft's with the upcoming Xbox Series X, which will play original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games when it comes out this November.
We've reached out to Sony for more information, and will update this story once we've heard back.