Sony has been somewhat coy about details regarding the PlayStation 5‘s backwards compatibility support, and specifically whether it will be able to play games from generations prior to the PlayStation 4. Will you be able to play PS3, PS2, and original PlayStation titles on a PS5? According to Ubisoft, those systems’ games are not supported on the next-gen console.
A Ubisoft support page explains how its titles will transition from PS4 to PS5, as each publisher seems to be taking a different approach to cross-gen upgrades. The post mentions that PS4 players will be able to play games with PS5 players online, which aligns with Ubisoft’s commitment thus far to offer free next-generation upgrades for titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion.
Near the end though, the page adds this note: “Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.”