The US Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent "Remastering by emulation" on October 2. Sony filed a patent in May 2016 – suggesting that this idea has existed for at least two years.
The 14-page document describes a process in which textures from old games are remastered "on the fly" for higher-resolution displays, as previously noted by Eurogamer. This could mean that games from previous console generations on HD and 4K displays will be slightly improved when playing on the PS5.
There is nothing that links the patent directly to the PS5 yet to be confirmed. According to the PlayStation VG247, it could relate to backward compatibility on the PS4,
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Sony did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Its main competitor in the console market, Microsoft, offers backwards compatibility on Xbox One for both Xbox 360 and– with an ever-expanding list of playable games
If you're looking for a retro-like Sony game a little earlier, the PlayStation Classicand will offer 20 retro-games on a mini version of the 1994 console for $ 100.
We've also received indications that Sony is introducing the ability to changeon the PlayStation Network, its online service.
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: It's played across the board with Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.