A Sony patent suggests it’s looking to make the PlayStation 5 backwards compatible.The US Patent and Trademark Office published the patent “Remastering by emulation” on Oct. 2. Sony filed the patent, which was previously published in May, in November 2016 — suggesting this idea has been around for at least two years.The 14-page document outlines a process by which textures from old games are remastered “on the fly” for higher resolution displays, as previously noted by Eurogamer. This could mean games from previous console generations will look slightly improved on HD and 4K displays when played on the PS5. 16 See the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 500M Limited Edition There’s nothing that links the patent directly to the still-to-be-confirmed PS5. It could refer to backwards compatibility on PS4, according to gaming site VG247. However, PlayStation boss John Kodera previously hinted that we’ll see the PS4 successor in 2021, and some internet sleuths suggested in August that its going by the internal code name “Erebus.”Sony didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Now playing: Watch this: Original Xbox games join Microsoft’s backward compatibility… 4:28 Its main competitor in the console market, Microsoft, offers backwards compatibility on Xbox One for both Xbox 360… Read full this story
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