New Sony patent: will the PS5 get any better?
While owners of an Xbox Series X / S can not only play Xbox One games but also Xbox 360 titles and some games from the first Xbox on their next-gen console, Sony has so far limited the backward compatibility of the PS5 to PS4 games – and even here not all games are supported.
But could that change soon? A new patent from the company gives players hope again. The document describes a system which is intended to enable players to earn trophies in emulated games. If a “trophy trigger” is recognized while playing, a corresponding value is compared with a predetermined value that has already been saved. If both values match, the player is awarded one or more corresponding trophies.
The assumption is that the technology could be used in the PS5 and that it is the emulated games old games from previous generations of PlayStation acts. However, no specific information is given in the official document.
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Alternatives to the backward compatibility of the PS5: what else could the patent mean?
Should Sony not work on an extended backward compatibility of the PS5, the technology could also be used in the in-house subscription service PS Now. The service allows players, among other things, to Play PS3 and PS2 games on your PS4 and PS5 via game streaming.
Perhaps the patent is an indication that the PlayStation classics will soon not only be used via streaming, but can also be downloaded directly to the modern console and played via emulation. That would at least reduce the input lag and could provide better image quality.
So far, Sony has been keeping a low profile. However, if there is any new information about the patent, we will let you know.