7 Features Gamers Want on the PS5

The PS5 needs these features to become the best console on the market.

The PlayStation 4 has hands down “won” this generation of consoles, with its outstanding line-up of exclusive games and the raw power advantage over the Xbox One. While this power advantage will change with the release of the Xbox One X, Sony has an opportunity to beat Microsoft again if they make the PlayStation 5 even more powerful.

Console wars aside, we think the PS5 could learn a thing or two from the PS4 as well as its competition, the Xbox One. Because in the end, all we want is for the PS5 to be awesome.

Backwards Compatibility

Probably the greatest feature missing from the PlayStation 4 is the ability to play all your old games on a brand-new console. Some gamers have a massive collection of old school games, and as consoles get old, they break. It would be nice to be able to play these games whenever we want, on whatever console we want, without having to track down an old unit.

One of the many things Sony could learn from Microsoft is to build in the ability for the PS5 to play every single PlayStation game ever. Imagine popping in the original FFVII into your PS5 or SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs from the PS2-era.

There are always new and exciting games to play, but during the Summer when there’s a bit of a break, it’s nice to play your old favorites without having to hook up another console. Go on, Sony, do it for your loyal fans.

Sam Chandler is the Australian piece of the AllGamers puzzle. Out of all his gaming-related passions, collecting N64 games, speedrunning, and Souls games rank among the most important. You can reach Sam through Twitter, @SamuelChandler, or through his email, sam.chandler@allgamers.com, at any time of the day or night on either side of the globe.


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