Sony patent hints at PlayStation 5 backward compatibility – CNET
A Sony patent suggests the company is looking to make the PlayStation 5 backward-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.
There's nothing that links the patent directly to the yet-to-be-confirmed PS5. It could refer to backward compatibility on the PS4, according to gaming site VG247.
Sony didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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