PUBLISHED: 17:54, Mon, Dec 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:06, Mon, Dec 2, 2019
PS5 fans may this week be treated to some big backwards compatibility news from Sony. This Tuesday marks a very big landmark for Sony with PlayStation celebrating its 25th birthday then. December 3 1994 was the date that the original PS1 launched in Japan, and with it the shape of gaming was changed forever.
And on the day this big anniversary falls Sony will be holding their latest PlayStation Awards event.
In previous years the PlayStation Awards was a Japanese event where developers and games were celebrated.
However this year Sony are shaking up the format, with it looking like the PlayStation Awards this year will be broadcast in English as well.
The news comes courtesy of a post by Push Square, and it has sparked rumours about what Sony could have up its sleeve.
PS5 games news - Sony set to reveal MAJOR backwards compatibility news soon? (Image: JOSEPH DUMARY • GETTY)
There are murmurs that the PlayStation Awards 2019 could have a number of game reveals and updates on titles in development right now.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Sony do something big to mark the 25th anniversary of the PlayStation brand.
And there’s one reveal that Sony could have been saving for this big event.
It was previously rumoured that the PS5 will have backwards compatibility that covers the entire history of PlayStation.
PS5 games news - Sony set to reveal MAJOR backwards compatibility news soon? (Image: JOSEPH DUMARY)
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