The upcoming PS5 could feature backward compatibility according to a Sony patent. This Sony patent was filed two years ago, listed under the publication number 2019-503013. It has now been finally published on January 31, 2019. The patent gives out a new feature which will operate the software from older systems on a newer one.
PS5 will feature Backward Compatibility according to a Sony patent
Basically, PS5 backward compatibility will enable your PS5 to play the older architecture based video games. This means that the new technology will spoof the version of processor IDs from the older system. Check out the diagram below for more details. This diagram is present in the Sony patent:
The patent included various investors like PS4 designer Mark Cerny. Also, the name of the principal programmer, Simon Pilgrim, of Sony Entertainment Europe was also there. Fans have gone crazy after hearing this news. They see this step by Sony as a major step to promote the sale of PS5 when it comes out. The fans have also speculated that PS5 will be able to emulate every game from its previous iterations.
Though this news has no official confirmation yet by Sony. But fans are going crazy by the thought of playing all the childhood games on a single console. Stay tuned for more updates on this topic and other news on PS5.