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PS5 Backwards Compatibility could already be in the works by the lead architect of the PS4


More possible news has surfaced about the super secret development of the PS5, Sony's next-gen follow up console to the hugely successful PS4, and this latest rumour is one of the most exciting things we've heard yet. 

As first spotted by hokanko-alt, Sony recently registered a patent with the Japan Patent Office to protect a new method that lets its devices determine whether an application is a legacy application or not. 

In technical jargon, "legacy applications" usually refer to those programs that were previously designed for older hardware, and this patent describes a CPU identification algorithm that essentially allows legacy software to run on Sony's newer devices.

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