Sony's New Patent Is Very Good News For PlayStation 3 Fans

I don't know about you, but I tend to keep things for a long time. I keep strange old cables in boxes in case I ever need them. I know I won't need them until the day after I throw them away.

I also have an old PlayStation, Nintendo, Sega, and Xbox controllers in a box.

But I'll tell you what, before Steam made wireless controllers work, the wired Xbox 360 controller was a godsend for PC gaming.

Anyway, as you might have guessed from the title, this isn't about Xbox. It deals with Sony.

And if you, like me, have been saving all your old accessories for years, I have some great news for you.

Sony has filed a new patent called "Systems and Methods for Converting a Legacy Code into an Updated Code."

This seems to indicate that they plan to use some tech from the PS3 era, like the EyeToy and Move controllers and a "legacy card reader"

(Which could be related to memory cards), in their new PS5 console. The patent is a bit confusing, but in a nutshell, it's an emulation process that would let those old gadgets work.

This is a bit of a surprise for a company that is known for not emulating their PS3 legacy games, though as we've said, there are many reasons why this could have been the case.

It may have something to do with the recent merger of PS Plus and PS Now, which gives subscribers access to a lot of old PlayStation games.

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