Ubisoft confirms that PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility only works for PlayStation 4 titles and notes that PlayStation 1 to 3 games cannot be played on Sony’s next-gen console.
The news came directly from Ubisoft’s support page and made viral by Nibel on Twitter.
According to Ubisoft's support page, PS5 will not have PS1/PS2/PS3 BC https://t.co/0Z8sSoF4NL pic.twitter.com/TcwxseNkkf
— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 31, 2020
Looking at the link shared on the tweet, it brings viewers to a post on Ubisoft’s official support site showing details about how the PS5’s backwards compatibility will work.
The post states:
“As part of their next-gen upgrade process, PlayStation offers a number of features designed to help you move from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5. “PlayStation 4 players will be able to join multiplayer games with PlayStation 5 players.”
“Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games,”
However, it is worth noting that the information came from Ubisoft and not Sony. This means it could refer to this particular studio’s comment about PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility as opposed to the absolute probability of loading older PlayStation games on the next-gen console.
Despite this sad news, PlayStation France added four private trailers on PlayStation 5’s official YouTube playlist. Sony’s next-gen console is expected to be released by the middle of November, roughly two weeks after the Xbox Series X is released by Microsoft. As of writing, Sony is now sending invites for people who want to pre-order the PS5.