PS3 game listings on PS5 store suggest backwards compatibility could be coming soon - Bliteoc

PS3 game listings on PS5 store suggest backwards compatibility could be coming soon

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Your PlayStation 5 might soon be able to run PlayStation 3 games; at least, that's what several new PS3 title listings on the PS5 store could indicate.

PS3 game listings on the PS5 store typically feature a PS Now badge and redirect you to PlayStation Now. However, new PS3 title listings that include Dead Or Alive 5, Bejeweled 3 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands feature an accompanying price tag, indicating that the games are downloadable and playable directly on the current-gen console.

The listings could also be tied to Sony's rumoured Xbox Game Pass-like subscription service codenamed 'Spartacus.'

Spartacus is rumoured to feature three tiers: the first will offer a standard PlayStation Plus subscription, the second reportedly gives access to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 titles and the third features a library of PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games, game streaming and demos.

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According to VGC, tries to purchase and download the PS3 games were unsuccessful. Others suggest that the PS3 title listing is just a visual bug that has also occurred in the past, and is pulling the price from when you could rent titles individually from PS Now.

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What's surprising is these PS3 games can be added directly to your wishlist. With this in mind, if the pricing is just a visual bug, the titles wouldn't typically save to your wishlist. Further, Dead Or Alive 5, isn't available on PlayStation Now.

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Source: @GameRiotArmy Via: VGC

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