PlayStation 5 Will Be Completely Back-Compatible

PlayStation 5

While the PlayStation 5 has no official release date just yet. It’s been announced that the PlayStation 5 will offer back compatibility with any game ever made for the Sony PlayStation.

Huge PlayStation fans spotted a new patent filed by Sony for the PS4 chips. Which allows part of the new system processor to act as a processor for any previously released PlayStation games. Meaning we will soon beable to play all our beloved childhood games on a newer console platform.

The new PlayStation processor will essentially “pretend” to be the same processor that was used on the older PlayStation consoles. A summary of the Patent reads as follows.

“Each asset, such as a texture called for by legacy software – such as a legacy computer game software – has a unique identifier associated with it. The unique identifier can be rendered by imposing a hash on the asset, and then the asset stored with its identifier in a data structure”

“An artist remasters the textures for presentation on a higher resolution display than envisioned in the original software and stores them back in the data structure with their identifiers. “

“The original software is then played on the higher resolution display, with asset (such as texture) calls being intercepted, identified, and the data structure entered to retrieve the remastered asset having a matching identifier. The remastered asset is then inserted on the fly into the game presentation.”

While there’s always the possibility that this Patent might not even be for the PlayStation 5. Fans are still confident that this will still be apart of Sony’s next console project.


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