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Something that’s been missing from the marketing points of the PS5 has been its lack of backward compatibility with older-generation PlayStation titles, but renewed hope has emerged in the form of new listings that have popped up on the PS5 store.

As spotted by Twitter users that include Overlode’s Jordan Middler and Adventkamen, select games from the PlayStation 3 generation have begun showing up through the PS5 store. They include notable titles such as Team NINJA’s popular fighter, Dead or Alive 5, as well as two Prince of Persia titles, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.

All of these games are also accompanied by a price, which is giving some PS5 users the impression that Sony may have cracked PS3 backward compatibility on its next-generation console to some extent and that these games will be available to play on the PS5 in some form in the near future.

A Bloomberg report from December revealed that Sony is planning a new service to take on Microsoft’s popular game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. Dubbed Spartacus, the service will reportedly allow subscribers to play both modern and classic games from the PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP era. It’s unclear whether the PS3 listings on the PS5 store might have something to do with that.

Source: Jordan Middler

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