Sony has filed another patent for a Backward Compatibility System that theoretically allows the inevitable PS5 to play games from earlier console generations. At the beginning of the month, a patent filed under Mark Cerny's name was discovered, indicating a backward compatibility method that, in theory, would lead the PS5 to claim the titles PSone, PS2, PS3 and PS4.
The patent has caused much speculation, but as already mentioned, patents do not necessarily mean that the proposed technology is used. Sometimes companies simply patent something to protect the idea from the competition.
The fact that Sony has filed another patent, published yesterday and later, written by PS4 systems architect Mark Cerny, is of great help to the above speculation. Like the last patent, this system develops a system that essentially makes old games believe they're running on their original platforms. It certainly seems to agree with what has already been discovered.
We have said this before, but if Sony can somehow argue full backward compatibility on PS5, that would be an absolute selling point. While we believe backward compatibility with PS4 applies to the next-gen box, we obviously have to wait and see how it all develops. Still, it is reassuring to know that the Japanese giant is at least considering his options.
What would you like to see from the PS5? Did these patents awaken your imagination? Dream of your ideal next-gen system in the comments below.