PlayStation 5 Update – Backward Compatibility and 4K Details

With the lifecycles of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro slowly coming to an end, millions of fans have been impatiently waiting for any news regarding Sony’s next console, named PlayStation 5. Let’s take a look at some of the potential features of PS5, which is currently under development.

Backward compatibility

Even though it is known that soon PS4 and PS4 Pro will stop being supported, there are still numerous new games which are going to be released for these two consoles. So what will happen when PS4’s replacement is finally launched? Will all these games be compatible with PS5? It looks like the fans have nothing to worry about, as it is highly possible that backward compatibility will be added by Sony to its new console. This means that gamers will still be able to enjoy the titles that were released for the selected older platforms.

Game trading between gamers

Another feature could come with Sony’s new patent. A new technology called DRM (Digital Rights Management) can make the trade-ins of downloaded games possible. Using blockchains, the digital version of the game can be tied to the user, which could allow the transfer of existing rights to the buyer’s account, thus making the download possible for him.

PlayStation 5 in 4K

According to some analysts, with the release of PS5, Sony will try to take full advantage of the popularity of 4K devices. While PS4 Pro gives us a taste of what it will be like to play in 4K definition, PS5 is expected to work perfectly well with 4K TVs.

When will PlayStation 5 arrive?

As confirmed by Sony, we should not expect any new hardware announcements during its E3 2018 conference. Judging by the recent comments made by some senior Sony officials, PlayStation 5 could be released in either 2020 or 2021.

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