Play ps3 games on ps5

PlayStation fans have invested plenty of time and money into games and making the upgrade to the PS5 can be very costly - so backwards compatibility is a necessity in the next generation of consoles.

A big defining factor for many in the PS5 vs Xbox Series X debate is whether it will support older generation titles.

The Xbox Series X has confirmed to support ALL past console titles, so what will the PS5 support?

Here are the details on the PS5's Backwards Compatibility.

PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Will PS1, PS2, PS3 And PS4 Games Work On The PlayStation 5?

All is not lost as many PS3 games are available via PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus or by purchasing them os the PSN Stire; plus any PS1 and PS2 games that are included.

You can also play some older classics that have been remastered for the current generation of consoles - two that stand out are Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

May 15, 2020 6:08 AM
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If the PS5 could upscale PS3 games like the Xbox One X can with 360 games, I'd throw in the original Red Dead Redemption, I reckon. By all accounts, the Xbox version looks very nice upscaled into 4K and I'd love to see the same kind of facelift for the PS3 version.

May 15, 2020 6:12 AM

RDR2 has most of the original map except for Mexico, which has always kinda bothered me. It looks like it was originally planned but they probably ran out of time.

May 15, 2020 6:13 AM


For that to work properly you'd need to use the dualshock 3 as the 4 (same for the dualshock 5 I bet) doesn't have the pressure sensitive buttons :'(. Best case scenario for me is a remastered collection with adapted controls (like the 360 version), or maybe a patch would be enough to adapt it.

May 15, 2020 6:14 AM


All i want. Unbelievable they “relaunched” the series and are gonna keep making more, but won’t let us play ANY other one on current gen

except some with PS Now but screw that- especially because they first game out of the Future trilogy isn’t on there, like come on, how you gonna only let us play 2/3rds of a trilogy?? Wouldn’t be surprised to see some studio is doing a collection. Or at least to have PS3 backwards compatibility announced so we can play them all. Something. Please

May 15, 2020 6:15 AM

Sony has made no secret that the PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible. However, it hasn't specified just how far back that will go. PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has spoken about backward compatibility before, but it's been strictly about the PlayStation 4. Because the company is looking into it, however, many are wondering if PlayStation 2 or PS3 titles will also be supported.

May 15, 2020 6:21 AM