A patent filed by Mark Cerny earlier this week may have anticipated the implementation of the PlayStation 5 back compatibility function for older PS1, PS2 and PS3 generations titles. Sony hasn’t announced anything yet, but last night a new valuable clue was found.
Jordan Middler, who writes for portals like NME and VGC, pointed out that on the PS5 PlayStation Store you can view the tabs and prices of Dead or Alive 5 for PS3, something that should not be Normally, the digital store of the next generation console allows you to only and exclusively consult and purchase games for PlayStation 5 and PS4, being the only ones able to spin on it, since the current function of retrocompatibility extends to the games of the
So why did the journalist find Dead or Alive 5 for PS3? It may have been a simple mistake, but the timing is definitely suspicious. It is possible that, after the patent was published, Sony decided to take some tests, failing in order to keep the entire operation secret. That the PlayStation 3 games (and maybe PS1 and PS2) games on PlayStation 5 are finally being re-compatible? We’re waiting for a communication from Sony. One thing is certain, though: the patent doesn’t lie, the engineers of the Japanese house are really thinking about it.
Update at 13:20 – Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones HD, both in their PlayStation 3 versions, appeared on the PS5 PlayStation Store.