PS5 & PS4 Players Can Play Together Using Backwards Compatibility, Says Sony

Cross-gen crossplay.

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As the gaming world gets set for the release of the next generation of consoles all eyes are on Sony and Microsoft as we eagerly await any information on their offerings.

Sony (thankfully) has been very upfront about its next console, giving out lots of information in interviews and presentations ahead of the PlayStation 5’s big reveal.

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It’s an unusual move, but it means Sony is hitting the headlines a lot more than Microsoft is right now…

The latest snipped of information confirmed by Sony is the backwards compatibility of the PS5.

During an investor conference earlier this week, Sony CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that cross-generational support would be a part of the PS5, allowing for next-gen console owners to play with PlayStation 4 owners.


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Ryan’s vision for the PS5 is what he calls a “a massively enhanced PlayStation community where enriched and shared PlayStation experiences can be seamlessly enjoyed independent of time and place – with or without a console.”

The future is looking super exciting for PlayStation gamers, as along with the PS5 we can expect the full launch of the recently-revealed PlayStation Productions.

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The chairman of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Studio, Shawn Layden, revealed PlayStation Productions during an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and said: “We’ve got 25 years of game development experience and that’s created 25 years of great games, franchises and stories,

“We feel that now is a good time to look at other media opportunities across streaming or film or television to give our worlds life in another spectrum.”

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It’s going to be incredibly exciting to see how Sony plans to bring some of its fan-favourite IPs into the spotlight. Horizon: Zero Dawn movie? The Last of Us television series? God of War everything?!

2019 might be the most exciting time to be a gamer.

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