PS5, backward compatibility ever closer! Check out a clue on the PS Store

PS5, backward compatibility ever closer! Check out a clue on the PS Store


After discovering Mark Cerny's new patents, backward compatibility on PS5 may be closer than ever to the announcement. During the Italian night, in fact, a new clue was published on Reddit, which would demonstrate how Sony is now ready to implement a feature very similar to the one we have already seen on Xbox consoles.

As reported on popular Internet board, in fact, two new games have appeared on the PS5 store. Not next gen, but belonging to the PlayStation 3 era. We are talking about Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones and Prince of Persia: The Lost Sands. The images obviously speak clearly: not the conversions in HD or emulated versions, as was customary to do with the classic PS2, but the original versions. The games are even priced.

Not just Ubisoft games. As it emerged on Twitter, in fact, the PS5 store has also welcomed the games of the Dead or Alive series, originally released on the PlayStation 3. As in the case of the Ubisoft games, the two Team Ninja fighting games also report the purchase price. These two cases are hardly a mistake and it is therefore very likely that Sony is now almost ready to reveal backwards compatibility. Reveal which could be accompanied by a new online service.

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You can subscribe to PlayStation Plus using the prepaid cards you find on Amazon.

PS5 Is Now Mysteriously Listing PS3 Games, For Some Reason



Something strange is going on with PlayStation today, as for some reason, the PS5 is starting to list unpurchaseable PS3 games that weren’t there before, as spotted by VGC.

Previously, if you viewed a PS3 game on the PS5 store, it would simply point you toward the PS Now version of the game. But now? These games are listing their own, individual purchase prices, games like Dead Or Alive 5, Prince of Persia and Bejeweled. And some of these games are titles that do not appear on PS Now in some regions where they are indeed appearing.

Some are linking this to a patent filed by Mark Cerny regarding backward compatibility, and that PS5 may be about to expand its PS3 offerings because of that.

And (or) it could be about the Bloomberg report of a large scale relaunch of PS Plus, which merges it with Now, and has three different tiers:

  • Tier 1 – Exiting PS Plus benefits
  • Tier 2- A large catalogue of games like Game Pass
  • Tier 3 – Extended demos, game streaming and classic PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games
  • So, this could be something to do with Tier 3, as Sony seems like they’re about to beef up their subscription offering to better take on Game Pass. And more PS3 games could be on the menu to help with that.

    Again, this current set of listings appears to be some sort of bug or error. You cannot actually purchase these games, despite the prices being listed, and trying to do so will return an error.

    We’ll see how long these listings appear, and supposedly more games are being discovered as players search the store. This could be a purchase option that’s about to go live imminently, or something just being trialed that is part of a larger change down the road.

    Regardless, it seems like players are about to get more PS3 game options on PS5 soon enough here. Stay tuned for more information to come.

    Update: Some are claiming this is a bug *directly* related to PS Now, even if some games are no longer on the service:

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