Sony clarifies backward compatibility for PlayStation 5, “4+ PS000 titles will be playable on PS4”

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Sony has been in the spotlight for the past week, and there have been some troubling questions when it comes to PS5 backwards compatibility.

During the press conference for the deep dive into the PS5, they mentioned that the top 100 PS4 games will be playable at launch for upcoming consoles. Many of us thought the upcoming PS5 wouldn't work backwards compatible with a lot of PS4 titles, but it seems that's not the case.



Today, Sony took to the PlayStation Blog to let fans know about the misunderstanding. Apparently there will be over 4 playable backward compatible games for the PS000, not 5. On top of that, backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frame rate on PS100 so they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions however, this will be on a title-to-tile basis.

This is better news than what we've received in the past, so at least we can rest easy as a lot of titles are heading to the PS5. Xbox is a bit stronger in terms of backward compatibility as they strongly believe in this feature.

Check out Sony's quick update on PS4 games running on the PS5 below:

UPDATE: A Quick Update on Backward Compatibility – With all the amazing games in the PS4 catalog, we've gone to great lengths to let our fans play their favorites on PS5. We believe the vast majority of the 4000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.


We anticipate that backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frame rate on PS5 so they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We are currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to identify issues that require adjustment from the original software developers.


In his presentation, Mark Cerny provided an overview of the top 100 most played PS4 titles, demonstrating how well our backward compatibility efforts are going. We've already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we get closer to launch. We will provide updates on backward compatibility, as well as many more PS5 news, in the months to come. Stay tuned!


In related news, earlier this week Sony released its deep dive look for the next console – PlayStation 5. Since it was more of a technical experience, viewers got a ton of news from the mini- press conference.

The stream is about an hour long and brings a ton of detail on the PS5 hardware. We learn more about the SSD, loading times and graphics capabilities of the machine. As I mentioned before, the stream is very technical, but for those of you who like to learn more about specs, this will be your choice. Check out the full press conference here!


Source: PSBlog

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