May 23, 2022

Most PS4-games Are Compatible With The PS5

The new generation of consoles is due to arrive in this year’s holiday season. And at Sony’s Road to PS5 presentation Mark Cerny revealed the plans for Playstation 5’s backward-compatibility.

Rather disappointingly, Cerny said that almost all of the 100 most-played PS4 games will be available to play on the PS5. Cerny talked about how the PlayStation 5 has the internal logic for the PS4, which makes backward compatibility possible. However, he did not, mention PS5 backward compatibility with older-generation PlayStation games. That is a steep contrast compared to Microsoft’s plans to support the Xbox Series X with full backward compatibility.

Mark Cerny

A couple of days post the PS5-presentation, Sony’s Hideaki Nishino clarified the previous statement on the Playstation Blog. Hideaki said:

“We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.”

Hideaki also stated that the top 100 games was just a “snapshot” of how development is proceeding.

Sony has said that they expect backward-compatible games to run at a “boosted frequency” on the PS5. This means that the PS5 will provide “higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions.”

Sony is currently evaluating all PS4 games on a “title-by-title basis” to ensure compatibility with the PS5. Already they have tested hundreds of games. And will test a whole lot more as the PS5’s release date draws near.

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