Sony's Latest PS5 Patent Suggests Extended Backwards Compatibility

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PS5 consoles are compatible with PS4 games, but older consoles haven't fared so well. With selection limited to PS Now's cloud streaming for PS3 games and a scattered choice of remasters/re-releases, a new patent suggests Sony's working on wider PlayStation backward compatibility.

As seen on Gaming Bolt, PS5 architect Mark Cerny filed for the patent through the UPSTO. It specifically mentions “Backward compatibility through use of spoof clock and fine grain frequency control." While patents don't guarantee they'll implement it, they at least confirm Sony's looking into it.

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Sony's Latest PS5 Patent Suggests Extended Backwards Compatibility

As such, we might be able to expect wider support for PS One, PS2, and PS3 games, though right now, that remains entirely speculative. If we hear more, we'll make sure to update this story.

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