Do PS1 games work on the PS4?

I know the PS4 doesn’t have any backwards compatibility, but the PS3 was able to play PS1 games and that didn’t have backwards compatibility either. If you put a PS1 disc into the PS4, will it let you play the game without needing to pay for anything on the Playstation store?

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GuacamoleFantastic

I don’t¬†believe it is possible. Sony seems to be waging a war against backwards compatibility by wanting to push people to the PlayStation Now service. I doubt the PS4 will ever be able to play Ps1 games.¬†



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