Eagle Eyed Fans Uncover Major Hint on PlayStation 5 Getting Backward Compatibility

Published 01/16/2022, 9:28 AM EST

PlayStation fans are in for a massive surprise soon. After recent PS4 titles getting support on the PS5, it might be time for the older console games to get support on the PS5. Yes, we are talking about PS1, PS2, and PS3 games on PlayStation 5.

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On Twitter, industry insider Jordan Middler shared a unique tweet with the users. The tweet had an image showing prices of Dead or Alive PS3 titles on PS5’s PlayStation Store. Generally, this never happens, unless there’s a technical error at play. Or, unless an actual announcement is to be made.

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PS1, PS2, PS3 games on PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility!

The availability of Dead or Alive’s PS3 games on PlayStation 5’s store may indicate that the old titles may soon be playable on the newest console. Although there’s been no official word from Sony on this matter, there is some believable evidence that seemingly confirms the news.

A few days back, there was a PlayStation patent update regarding backward compatibility. And now, the tweet from Jordan implies backward compatibility regarding older console games could be a thing soon. This means fans may witness backward compatibility for PS1, PS2, and PS3 games on PS5.

Interestingly, earlier this week, PlayStation also asked the retailers in the United Kingdom to remove PS Now cards from their shelves. And going by the reports, it could mean that a fresh service might be unveiled by PlayStation. It is being codenamed Spartacus at the moment.

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How the above-mentioned news connects with past-gen games getting backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 is through recent rumors. They suggest that the speculated new subscription-based service will not only include PS Now and PS Plus, but will also allow players to run PS1, PS2, and PS3 titles via backward compatibility.

Currently, the overall news can be taken as a rumor since there hasn’t been an official announcement. Till an announcement is made, eager fans of PlayStation must take all of the mentioned information with a grain of salt.

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What are your thoughts on the tweet shared by Jordan? Do you think it was a technical glitch from PlayStation’s side or is PlayStation actually bringing the backward compatibility to older consoles? Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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