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By Garg Ankit
Sony confirms PlayStation 5 will not support PS1, PS2, or PS3 titles
by Garg Ankit
Now that the pricing and availability details of the upcoming Sony gaming consoles are out, gamers are eager to get their hands on them and play their hearts out. While PlayStation 4 titles will run on the PlayStation 5, there was a pretty good chance the backward compatibility won't stretch to older consoles.
Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO Jim Ryan has now confirmed in an interview to Famitsu that PS5 will not be backward compatible with PS3, PS2, or PS1 game titles, while the games purchased for PS4 can be played on the PS5. Ubisoft's support site had stated the same last month, but now there is an official confirmation.
The interview excerpt, as translated by Silicon Era, reads:
It is worth noting that even PlayStation 4 did not support such backward compatibility for PS3 games owing to the unique structure of the latter. In contrast, the rival console maker Microsoft says backward compatible games will run and look better on the newly launched Xbox Series X.
PlayStation Plus on PS5 will offer a collection of popular PS4 games as a new benefit
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
Sony finally revealed the PlayStation 5 consoles' price point and release date during its latest showcase. To further entice its fans, the company also had a new announcement regarding its PlayStation Plus subscription service, which is getting an upgrade on the next-generation consoles.
Arriving with the name PlayStation Plus Collection, this new benefit to the Plus subscription offers "a curated library of PS4 games that defined the generation" for the PlayStation 5 at launch. The included games feature high profile PlayStation 4 exclusives like God of War, Bloodborne, and The Last of Us Remastered, as well as third party titles such as Battlefield 1 and Resident Evil 7.
Based on the announcement trailer, here are the 18 games that are included:
Bloodborne Battlefield 1 Batman: Arkham Knight Days Gone Detroit: Become Human Fallout 4 Final Fantasy XV God of War inFamous: Second Son The Last of Us Remastered The Last Guardian Monster Hunter: World Mortal Kombat X Persona 5 Resident Evil 7 Ratchet & Clank Until Dawn Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End The existing benefits like access to online play and the monthly free games will continue as well.
With this move, those jumping into a PlayStation 5 without a backlog of PlayStation 4 games now have the opportunity to experience some of this generation's greatest hits without needing to purchase them individually, similar to what Microsoft offers with Game Pass for next-gen Xbox console buyers.
However, it’s unclear if this is a temporary upgrade to PlayStation Plus, considering PlayStation Now still exists, and Sony hasn't said whether the collection will expand with more games in the future.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West are also releasing on PlayStation 4
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
During its PlayStation 5 showcase today, Sony unveiled its new console duo's price points, new trailers for its exclusive games, and more. However, in a blog post following the showcase, the company revealed a surprise decision, which sees several of its upcoming PlayStation 5 titles also releasing on the PlayStation 4.
Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and SackBoy A Big Adventure are the affected games, which are ditching their PlayStation 5 exclusive status to also arrive on the older platform at launch.
"We know that the PS4 community will transition to PS5 at different times, and we’re happy to announce PS4 versions of some of our exclusives," said Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and president Jim Ryan regarding the change of heart. "While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high-speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch"
Sony is offering free upgrade options to those who are picking up these PlayStation 4 versions. Anyone who purchases the titles digitally for the PlayStation 4 will be able to gain the PlayStation 5 version across the standard and Digital Edition console variants. However, upgrading the games' physical edition will require the PlayStation 5 with the Blu-Ray disc drive.
Universal Media Server 9.8.1
by Razvan Serea
Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats. Because it is written in Java, Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
To see a comparison of popular media servers, click here.
Universal Media Server 9.8.1 changelog:
Improved speed of renderers and UMS recognizing each other Reduced network and CPU loads associated with renderer discovery Improved loading of external libraries Fixed older macOS auto-updating to UMS for newer macOS Fixed quickrun scripts for developers Fixed not removing the Windows service firewall rule on uninstall Translation updates via Crowdin
English (United Kingdom) (33%) German (98%) Slovak (98%) Dependencies:
Bump assertj-core from 3.16.1 to 3.17.1 Bump git-commit-id-plugin from 4.0.1 to 4.0.2 Bump junrar from 6.0.1 to 7.3.0 Bump maven-resources-plugin from 3.1.0 to 3.2.0 Bump MediaInfo from 18.12 to 20.08 Bump oshi-core from 5.2.2 to 5.2.5 Download: Universal Media Server 9.8.1 | 161.0 MB (Open Source)
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By Namerah S
Ubisoft support site states PS5 lacks backward compatibility for PS3, PS2 and PS1
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
With the holiday 2020 launch for Sony's upcoming console fast approaching, gaming fans are waiting for the Japanese conglomerate to reveal more details about the PS5, especially the price which is still a mystery. Meanwhile, a little piece of information concerning the PlayStation 5 has been uncovered. An FAQ topic under Ubisoft's Australian support website concerning the PS5 has revealed more details about its backwards compatibility.
According to the Ubisoft page, PlayStation 5 owners will be able to play PS4 titles, however, games from the previous generations of the PlayStation will not be compatible. The PS5 will not support PS1, PS2 or even PS3 games.
An excerpt of the page read:
Ubisoft has since taken down the question from its website. The post may have been an accidental slip up, divulging information inadvertently.
In contrast, Sony's direct competitor Microsoft has already confirmed that Xbox Series X owners will be able to play all Xbox One titles as well as all Xbox 360 and Xbox games that are currently supported on the Xbox One via the Backward Compatibility program.
As gaming fans wait patiently - or impatiently, at this point - for Sony and Microsoft to officially confirm the pricing details on the next generation of video game consoles, some may find small comfort in the fact that Monster Energy may or may not have leaked a ball-park figure. According to a contest held by the energy drink company, the Xbox Series X might cost around $599.99.
For now, gamers will have to wait until any further information concerning either console is unveiled by either party. Hopefully, this should not be too long considering the fact that their tentative launch windows are inching closer.