New PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Details Revealed

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With only a little over a month to go before the next generation of consoles debuts, fans are getting excited to see what the new technology has to offer. One department that Sony has seemingly been lacking in over the years is backwards compatibility, and it looks like the PlayStation 5 will not be much different.

In a recent support page to pop up on the PlayStation website, Sony outlines the details about backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 5. According to them, an “overwhelming majority” of PlayStation 4 games will be playable on the PS5. “Although many PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles, some functionalities that were available on the PS4 console may not be available on PS5 consoles,” reads the website. “In addition, some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior when played on PS5 consoles.”

Sony also notes that select PS4 titles will benefit from Game Boost on the PlayStation 5, which has the potential to “make PS4 games run with a higher or smoother frame rate.” As stated above, however, not all PS4 games will be playable on PS5. Those that are not playable on PS5 will be specifically marked with “Playable on: PS4 only.” These are the titles listed that are not playable on the next-gen console:

  • DWVR
  • Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • We Sing
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Shadwen
  • Joe’s Diner

When it comes to physical games, players will just need to insert their discs into the PlayStation 5. When it comes to digital games, users will be able to transfer saved data from the PS4 to the PS5 via WiFi data transfer. Then, of course, some games will be eligible to be upgraded to the PS5 version. More information on that can be found here.

The PlayStation 5 is set to arrive on November 12th in a handful of places, and on November 19th for the rest of the world. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Do you think Sony should be doing more in the backwards compatibility department for the PlayStation 5? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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