Take this YouTube video , for example. It’s currently being used as a source across numerous gaming sites despite the fact that it’s … Well, it’s inaccurate. From a channel named TheGamer (which has a whopping 1. 30 million subscribers, we should add), the description reads: “Sony’s PS5 has officially confirmed that it has full backwards compatibility with all previous PlayStation consoles.” Except absolutely nothing has been “officially confirmed”.
Indeed, Sony’s only confirmed that PS4 games will be playable on PS5 – and even then we don’t quite know how far that functionality will extend . Is there a chance that the PS5 will be able to play PS3, PS2, and PSone titles? Again, we don’t know – anything is possible. But at the time of writing, nothing official has been said.
Now look, we know YouTube’s a competitive platform, but come on – let’s not spread this kind of stuff around like it’s fact. At least take the Push Square route and just tag everything as a rumor. Ahem .