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After rumors about Sony Game Pass counterpart and backward compatibility, PS3 games suddenly appear on the PS5 Store

After rumors about Sony Game Pass counterpart and backward compatibility, PS3 games suddenly appear on the PS5 Store


In recent weeks there have been many rumors about possible grand plans from Sony. Looks like work is in progressSpartacus, a new PlayStation service that will become a counterpart to Xbox Game Pass. Spartacus will be paired with PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, and this week we reported that Sony will be releasing PlayStation Now cards Get it from stores, which further fueled the rumours.

Also a few days ago a patent From Mark Cerny for backward compatibility technology. Currently, you can only play PlayStation 4 games with backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5, but it’s not inconceivable that Sony – especially with Spartacus in mind – also wants to make games from previous generations playable. A patent could offer a solution to this, and it was soon proposed.

After weeks filled with rumors, many users on the internet have now reported something amazing. Several PlayStation 3 games have appeared on the PlayStation 5 store. Normally, a PS3 title in the store should direct you to the PlayStation Now version, but the games that have appeared now are not included in PlayStation Now at all, and are also included at their own price. Users cannot actually purchase PS3 games at this time.

What exactly is going on here remains unclear at the moment. Of course it could just be a mistake. However, it’s an amazing thing, especially after all the rumors about Spartacus and an extension for backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5. So it’s understandable that the link was created directly with this. The future will show what Sony really intends to do.