So Sony just announced and confirmed the Sony PlayStation 5’s release date for the holiday season of 2020. The problem with upgrading consoles is that it means that older games on previous gen consoles would be obsolete, or at least that was a problem in the past. What Microsoft has done was introduce backwards compatibility, and now it looks like Sony is following in their footsteps.

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According to a report from Famitsu, it seems that Sony is still working on ensuring 100% backwards compatibility with the PS4. When asked about backwards compatibility, Sony was quoted as saying (translated by DualShockers’ Iyane Agossah), “Our development team is currently hard at work in order to make 100% backward compatibility with PS4 possible. Please wait for further information.”

The idea of backwards compatibility was initially revealed earlier this year in an article by WIRED, where Sony’s Mark Cerny confirmed that the PS5 would be backwards compatible with the PS4. However, this feature was not mentioned in Sony’s recent announcement, leading some to wonder if the feature could be launched in time or if it could come at a later date through a software update.

That being said, Sony has more than a year to go before the PS5 is released, which means that there is plenty of time for them to work on the feature. Hopefully we’ll have more details soon, but this is good news for PS4 owners who don’t want their library of games to go to waste.

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