PS5 backwards compatibility ends at PS4, Ubisoft page suggests

PS5 backwards compatibility will only extend to PS4 titles and not games published to PS3, PS2 or PS1, an Ubisoft support page has suggested.

“Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games,” Ubisoft’s page — now removed — read (as spotted by Wario64).

The page makes PS5 backwards compatibility even more confusing. Initially, Sony confirmed that only the top 100 PS4 games would be available via backwards compatibility on PS5; the publisher then clarified that a majority of titles would be playable. Sony has also ensured that new PS4 games certified from July 2020 would need to support backwards compatibility.

Conversely, Microsoft has confirmed that a majority of Xbox 360, Xbox One and a selection of original Xbox games will be backwards compatible on Xbox Series X.

We’ll report back as more is known.

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