New PS5 patent suggests PS4 games could run faster

A new Sony patent has revealed that the PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility could offer a substantial performance boost to PS4 games running on the PS5’s hardware, using the extra grunt to push performance.

A patent, file all the way back in March 2017 but re-published on May 28 of 2019, and although you have to cut through the patent-speak to get to the meat of it all, the patent is titled: “”Real-time adjustment of application-specific operating parameters for backwards compatibility” and focuses on taking software designed for legacy hardware, and then testing it on new hardware. You know, standard emulation stuff.

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