Backwards compatibility for PS5 might be happening

As the rumor mill never stops churning, this is a mix of fact and rumor. Fact is, the patent is very real, but the rumor (or speculation around the fact) is feasible, but still a rumor.

Sony has officially patented technology that would allow the next console (PS5?) to feature backwards compatibility. Even more interesting, the patent isn’t simply restricted to the PS4, but it includes backward compatibility for the PS3, PS2 and the original PS1. This quite a hefty patent indeed.

The End of an Era: Sony Halts PS3 Production in Japan

PS3 Ending Production

Friends and fellow gamers, we have reached a turning point in the history of gaming. We're all loving the PS4 and PlayStation VR, but we cannot forget where we came from. The PS3 was an excellent console that brought us some of the best franchises in gaming, and now, ten years after its release, it's time to say goodbye.

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