Reports have come in about Sony working on native PS3 emulation for the PS5 as part of the revamped PS Plus service, likely due to various complaints from fans. When the revamped PS Plus was announced, many were surprised to see that the service would only have PS3 cloud gaming, meaning that internet service is required to play some fairly old games.
The news comes from journalist Jeff Grubb, who claims that Sony might be working on a form of PS3 emulation on PS5 as part of the revamped PS Plus, though he claims that this will take a while. Many gamers are hoping that this will happen, though a number of fans don’t see this coming due to the PS3’s complicated cell processor, which is why the console had a rough launch.
Sony Reportedly Working On Proper PS3 Emulation For Revamped PS Plus on PS5
Despite the launch not going well, Sony’s PS3 did end up becoming a fan-favourite console after games like Uncharted 2, Infamous, and Metal Gear Solid 4 hit the scene. Popular titles like the Uncharted trilogy and The Last of Us were ported to PlayStation 4, though fans have stuck with their PS3 for titles like Infamous 2 or Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, which don’t have native ports.
If news of proper PS3 emulation coming to PS5 is true, this could be very good news for PlayStation fans. Until that’s confirmed, fans will have to settle for the PS3 cloud gaming as part of the revamped PS Plus.