On the PlayStation 5 subreddit, a post appeared in which a conversation between two Malaysian guys is highlighted. One is the person who made the Reddit post while the other supposedly works in a Sony game studio in Malaysia. This second person is the alleged source of this information. The Reddit poster silveramz supposedly trades games with this other person.
The second person claims that his developer studio worked on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance since both of them were trading MGS games. The Sony employee stated that they are working on a game for the PlayStation 5 launch. These two people have a conversation and the Sony employee says: ” wait until you experience Metal Gear Rising on PS5″. Silveramz asks if the game will be patched for backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 5 to which the Sony employee answers ” No patch needed”.
Microsoft has reaped the benefit of backwards compatibility, especially during this generation. The Xbox One is able to play games not just from the Xbox 360 but also from the original Xbox. Last year a new patent surfaced that suggested that the backwards compatibility for PlayStation 5 was made simple for developers. Sony will supposedly allow developers to bring their old games to the PS5 without altering the game’s basic code.
This does seem similar to what this Sony employee is saying. Needing no patches or changes for backwards compatibility is what Sony could be targeting for previous-gen games.
It seems like Sony is trying to capitalize on the success of backwards compatibility. The possibility of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on PlayStation 5 seems very unlikely. However, we did hear rumors that PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility may go all the way back to the PlayStation 1. If this turns out to be the case, the PS5 should easily be able to handle a PS3 game.
With all the being said, this rumor is really far fetched with no credible source. The Reddit poster even himself said that the readers should take this with a grain of salt as all of it could be mumbo jumbo.