The current generation of consoles Xbox and PlayStation turned out relatively weak, compared with the seventh generation. Companies even had to release improved iterations to keep up with graphical progress. It's no surprise that rumors of consoles of a new generation have become more frequent.
What is known
Sony "burned" the patent, which refers to "backward compatibility of software." The patent was first noticed in 2015, but on February 13, 2018, it was updated. The description says that the console will run applications in test mode, using one or more cores.
The patent indicates that Sony is testing backward compatibility for its own consoles. Given the plausible rumors about the imminent release of PS5, we can assume that it will run games with the PS4. The patent can also be linked by sending test PS5 developers. Perhaps Sony asked to check the technology on older projects.
Encouraging and the words of the head of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhi Yoshida, who believes backward compatibility technology is difficult.
"Backward compatibility is difficult. I will not say that we will never do this, but it is not easy to do. If it were easy, we would do it, "he said.
Do not rush to rejoice
To dispel such assumptions may the words of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe president Jim Ryan. He believes that backward compatibility is not needed, because players have enough modern projects.
"When we work with backward compatibility, I can say that this is one of those functions that are very in demand, but not used much. I recently was at the Gran Turismo tournament, where they had games PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4. Games PS1 and PS2 looked ancient. Why should someone play this? ", He said.