Ubisoft’s website initially stated that the PS5 is only backwards compatible with PS4 games, but this info has since been deleted.
A now deleted statement on Ubisoft’s official website appeared to confirm that the PlayStation 5 will only be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games.
Even after Sony confirmed that select PlayStation 4 titles would be playable on PlayStation 5 at launch there were still rumours that this would extend to games from all of Sony’s previous consoles.
Sony have otherwise kept quiet about backwards compatibility but Ubisoft may have given the game away thanks to the following statement regarding upgrading PlayStation 4 games to their next gen equivalents.
‘Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.’
Though it has been removed, we still have a screenshot of it for posterity’s sake, courtesy of Nibel.
This caused a wave of disappointment from prospective PlayStation 5 buyers, but Ubisoft’s quick removal of the statement makes it unclear whether it was a mistake or a unintended reveal.
If it is true it’s something that Sony itself would probably want to announce itself, possibly much closer to the console’s actual release.
Given the desire for backwards compatibility from its audience, Sony may have held back on confirming this so as not to hamper PlayStation 5 pre-orders.
The PlayStation 5 is scheduled to release this year in time for Christmas.
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