Is Sony expanding PS5 backward compatibility?

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(Pocket-lint) - Sony whitethorn beryllium expanding the PlayStation 5's backward compatibility abilities. A fig of PS3 games person appeared connected the PlayStation Store with pricing, truthful aren't conscionable those disposable done PS Now.

Indeed, immoderate aren't adjacent listed connected PlayStation's unreality streaming service.

Up to now, lone PlayStation 4 titles person been disposable connected PS5. But a caller patent filing by Sony's Mark Cerny did hint astatine further emulation bundle being successful development.

As reported by VGC, the patent titled "backward compatibility done the usage of spoof timepiece and good atom frequence control" could alteration older PlayStation games to beryllium emulated correctly.

Several Twitter users person spotted PS3 games connected the PlayStation Store, including @adventkamen who recovered 2 Prince of Persia titles - The Forgotten Sands and The Two Thrones HD - listed astatine $17.99 and $13.49 respectively.

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— Adventkamen (@adventkamen) January 16, 2022

Others person seen Dead oregon Alive 5 for £7.99 successful the UK store. That's not disposable connected PS Now.

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It's not yet known whether these games enactment efficaciously close present oregon are placeholders (we've yet to effort them ourselves), but it could beryllium portion of Sony's much-speculated maestro program to instrumentality connected Xbox Game Pass Ultimate by combining PS Now with PlayStation Plus and charging a subscription fee.

As agelong arsenic PaRappa the Rapper pseudo-sequel Um Jammer Lammy yet becomes disposable connected thing different than a PSOne, wherever bash we motion up?

Writing by Rik Henderson.

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