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Sony patents a way to make PS1, PS2, and PS3 backwards compatible using the cloud

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It appears that Sony has found a way to make old PlayStation 1, 2, and 3 games backwards compatible.

A Twitter user (see below) claims that a large number of games from PS1, PS2, and PS3, as well as in numerous generations of other game consoles, can be stored and used via a cloud gaming library. The tweet can be translated to English.

The games will be run on a virtual machine, which can mimic the operating system of each individual consoles. The post includes drawings of the PS1 to PS3 that’s being emulated to different screens.

It’s still not clear how the technology will fully work. But this could fix the backwards compatibility support of the PlayStation 5 that disappointed the fans.

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Sony previously said that only a select number of PS4 games will work on the PS5. The console’s lead architect explained that running old games to new hardware is not that easy as PS5’s components are not compatible to run titles from older consoles.

With a cloud solution, all the current generation hardware need is a stable internet connection, as the older games will be run on the servers.

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See also: List of games coming to PlayStation 5

The source also revealed that Sony is working on another technology that will allow users to record and create mini-games on their gameplay. This could be where the new Create button from the PS5’s DuelSense controller will be used.

But then again, these are just leaks and rumors. Let’s just wait until more detailed information comes to light, or we hear something from Sony themselves.

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