Recently published PlayStation patent could bring older titles to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
We know that Sony will be shutting down PlayStation 3, Vita, and Portable’s stores permanently in a few months. That means we won’t be able to purchase the titles that were in related stores anymore, of course, this excludes the ones that are in PlayStation 4 and 5’s stores. There are no announcements related to sales of older titles though, but this new patent could be a sign for them.
“It could be purely coincidental, but the publication date was March 18, 2021 and a rumor of Sony shutting down the PS3 and Vita stores hit the net yesterday. Could be something, or, as u/Zhukhov-74 puts it, another Sony patent that in all likely hood leads to endless speculation.” Reddit user PBOats121 commented on the post.
This could be the early steps of a project that will bring older titles to PS4 and PS5, but don’t get your hopes up yet, as this could be just Sony fixing up some mess with patent paperwork.