So, backwards compatibility not only for the PS4 but for the PS1, PS2 and PS3 as well.
The rumours were reported by GameRant earlier this year, with rumours sparked by Twitter user @PSErebus and a Vice journalist.
Tweeter PSErebus posted: “Do not dispose of, trade or sell your PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 games #Sony #PS #PS4 #PS5 #SonyPlayStation #PlayStation #PlayStation5 #PSX #PlayStationExperience #Holiday2020 #25YearsOfPlay #PlayStation25thAnniversary #PS5Anniversary”.
It’s unclear what the tweeter’s source is, but they did include hashtags about the PlayStation 25th anniversary.
This could be a sign that Sony may make the big PS5 backwards compatibility announcement on the day that PlayStation celebrates its 25th birthday.
The rumours were also backed up by Vice journalist Patrick Klepek who in a Waypoint podcast said: “Everything I’ve heard about the PS5 – this is going back full two years now – has been a huge emphasis on ‘history’ and that it’s going to be the sort of thing where it’s not just about the future, but also about the past; that means your ability to play lots of those games.”