The rumour mill is all abuzz following the appearance of some PlayStation 3 games on the digital storefront of the PlayStation 5.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, listings for PS3 games such as Dead or Alive 5, Bejewelled and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands started appearing on the PS5 store. According to the users, such as VGC’s own Jordan Middler, these listings had prices, but were not purchasable. In the case of Dead or Alive 5, it’s also not a game available through PlayStation Now in Europe.
The listings are fuelling speculation that the PlayStation 5 could be getting some form of backwards compatibility soon. Last month, a Bloomberg report claimed that PlayStation was working on a new subscription service codenamed Spartacus. As per that report, the new service would offer several tiers with higher ones merging the PlayStation Plus and Now services together, including a library of older titles from the PS3, PS2, PS1 and even PSP.
PlayStation are yet to comment on these listings, or indeed on the rumoured Sparatcus service, so take this rumour with a pinch of salt. Push Square also note that the appearance of these titles has happened in the past, and may be nothing more than a visual bug. Still, if PlayStation do have plans, the rumour mill claims it won’t be too long before we hear an announcement. If one is forthcoming, we’ll let you know.
Uhhh. Not to panic anyone, but a PS3 game shouldn't have a price when viewed on a PS5.
— Jordan Middler (@JordanMiddler) January 16, 2022