While with one eye it looks to the future (the news of the presence of Tobii’s Eye Tracking technology in PlayStation VR is this morning “, with the other it looks to the past: on June 30 Sony registered a new patent that aims to make the old PlayStation peripherals compatible with PS5.
It’s not exactly clear what it wants to achieve, nor will it ever actually apply it, but Sony is designing new technology that it aims for emulate old peripherals like EyeToy, PS Mousesomething identified as “Legacy Card Reader“(be it Memory Cards) and even PSP GO on modern game consoles. The patent, called Systems and Methods For Converting A Legacy Code Into An Updated Code it is exemplified in the diagram that you can consult at the bottom of this news.
Sony has made great progress on the subject of videogame preservation, a topic that is probably never talked about enough. With the new PlayStation Plus Premium plan, it has made available to subscribers on PS4 and PS5 a large range of titles dating back to the PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP generations. With such a system it would go one step further: the players could ideally reuse the old EyeToy in PS2 games that supported itor access the saves still crammed on their old Memory Cards. A decidedly suggestive scenario, although there are currently no certainties on the implementation of this technology.