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Old 05-24-2019, 01:13 AM   #1
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PS4 And PS5 Cross-Gen Multiplayer Teased Alongside Backwards Compatibility

So this is more and more like a PC upgrade, PS5 is like a "PS4-Pro x 2.5".

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PS4 And PS5 Cross-Gen Multiplayer Teased Alongside Backwards Compatibility

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan calls backwards compatibility "incredibly powerful and important."




News of the next PlayStation console gets more enticing the more we hear about it. This time, in talking about backward compatibility, Sony's looking to bridge the gap between the PS4 and the PS5, possibly allowing owners of each to play PlayStation 4 titles together.

As part of a recent investors meeting (where the PS5's impressive load times were showcased), Sony discussed both backwards compatibility and the prospect of PS4 and PS5 players being able to play certain games together. "Backwards compatibility, in a networked era, becomes something that is incredibly powerful," newly appointed Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and president Jim Ryan said (via GamesRadar). "Because the gaming community is somewhat tribal in its nature, backwards compatibility gives us the opportunity to migrate that community from PlayStation 4 to next-gen using the ability to play the PS4 games they have on their next-generation console. We think it's incredibly important."

As for cross-platform multiplayer between the two consoles, SIE deputy president John Kodera noted: "Cross-generation the community can enjoy the games together." Given the vagueness of the quote, it remains to be seen exactly how this will function.

Sony wants you to buy a PS5, sure, but the company seems to be taking steps to ensure the PS5 isn't just another PlayStation console. Instead, Sony's assuring that at least some of your PS4 games will play without a hitch and that you'll be able to play with your friends who have yet to upgrade, all while supplying faster load times.

There have been numerous rumors circulating since Sony first unveiled details about the PS5. There's no word on a release date, but if former SIE boss John Kodera's "three years away" quote from 2018 is to be believed, we may not see the next-gen PlayStation console until 2021. As of right now, though, we do know the PS5 will use solid-state drives and will support PSVR. As far as price goes, Sony's lead architect Mark Cerny told Wired writer Peter Rubin that the PS5 will have an "appealing" price point: "I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set."



https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps.../1100-6467124/
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:32 AM   #2
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Well he's changed his tune about BC. He must have seen the regular praise Microsoft gets for there efforts into the BC programme.

Here’s what Ryan said in the past, courtesy of Time: “When we've dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much. That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PSone, PS2, PS3, and PS4 games, and the PSone and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?”
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