PS5 Has Just Teased Backward Compatibility: Is This Happening?

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PlayStation Japan has just teased that PS1, PS2, and PS3 backward compatibility will be available for PlayStation 5. Here is all you need to know about it.

Yesterday, on the 22nd of January, PlayStation Japan shared a tweet for the upcoming song from Kenshi Yonezu. And there are plenty of hints that the new feature will be available for PS5.

The Tweet in question reads: “#Kenshi Yonezu x #PlayStation. Kenshi Yonezu worked on a new ad for PlayStation. 1-2-3 is PlayStation’s icon. Booting on January 23”. It also has a short video with the four PlayStation DualShock controller buttons, and the singer’s name written in kanji. Then we see the date January 23. Fans went nuts since the date is written “123”, which could be a hint for PS1, PS2, and PS3.

Who is Kenshi Yonezu?

Kenshi Yonezu is a very famous singer in Japan. He started back in 2009, on Niconico (the “YouTube” from Japan). So is PlayStation using the singer to announce backward compatibility? Is this song specifically made for the ad?

Today, on January 23, PlayStation Japan has explained that Kenshi Yonezu’s new song will be released on the 24th, and that random selected players will be able to watch the ad on their PS4 and PS5. So random players received a notification “123 Early Access”, with a link to the ad.

As of now, we are still waiting to see whether the ad will come with new info on backward compatibility, or not. We should take everything with a pinch of salt, as these are all just rumors.

What is backward compatibility?

Backward compatibility is a system, a product, or technology which allows the integration of older systems into new ones. The input is designed specifically for such a system – especially in computing and telecommunications.

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