The Sony console has always lost to Xbox when it comes to game compatibility from previous versions.
Rumors are thickening around the possibility of PlayStation 5 making games of all versions available. At the beginning of the year, this rumor had already been around, and now it has been revealed that Sony’s new console should not only include games from its previous version, PlayStation 4.
According to The Next Web, PS5 will make PS1, PS2 and PS3 games available via the cloud. The novelty, which needs official confirmation, was shared on Twitter by the user renka_schedule.
This user shared images of documents from a patent that suggests that PS1, PS2 and PS3 games can be stored in the cloud and played through a hypervisor (a virtual machine) that mimics the operating systems of the original consoles.
PlayStation has always been one step behind Xbox in terms of compatibility with games from previous models. While Xbox One is compatible with the original Xbox and Xbox 360 discs, PlayStation 4 only allows access to PS3 games through the PS’s Now streaming service.