Sony could finally make up for backwards compatibility with a new feature for the Playstation 5.
Just before the PS5 was launched, Sony claimed that several PS4 games were incompatible with their latest generation of consoles. In the end, if almost the entire PS4 catalog is playable on PS5, games from previous consoles are in fact inaccessible
. While the Xbox, for its part, offers gamers almost full backwards compatibility, Sony is still lagging behind on this point, but it could be catching up quickly. Bloomberg recently mentioned Project Spartacus, a concept still kept secret by Sony, which should compete with Microsoft’s Gamepass. This rumor has become more explicit now that a patent from Mark Cerny, the designer of the PS5, was spotted online directly mentioning backwards compatibility
. Additionally, some retailers have claimed to be retiring PS Now and PS Plus cards within days. Project Spartacus would therefore merge these two services under the same banner by adding backwards compatibility. It remains to be seen before this new project becomes clearer.