PS5 Will Be Backward Compatible With Around 4000 PS4 Games
It looks like the PlayStation 5’s backward compatibility for PS4 games will be significantly more robust than we expected. Last week, PS5 head Mark Cerny held a live presentation wherein it was revealed that just some of the top 100 PS4 games would be backwards compatible on the PS5 at launch. Now, Sony has issued an update revealing that the PS5 will in fact be compatible with most PS4 games.
An article over on the PlayStation Blog has recently been updated with a new statement detailing more of what fans can expect from the PS5. According to the update, Sony believes that the “overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles” will be playable on the PS5. Mark Cerny’s discussion about the top 100 PS4 titles was moreso meant as a “snapshot” of what can be expected, and not the whole story. Here’s the statement:
A quick update on backward compatibility – With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.
We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.
In his presentation, Mark Cerny provided a snapshot into the Top 100 most-played PS4 titles, demonstrating how well our backward compatibility efforts are going. We have already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we move toward launch. We will provide updates on backward compatibility, along with much more PS5 news, in the months ahead. Stay tuned!”
Naturally, the above statement was released as a result of the criticism Sony received from Mark Cerny’s presentation. That the PS5 will be capable of playing most PS4 games is a welcome assurance, and it’ll be interesting to see what other backward compatible capabilities the new console has as Sony releases more details in the coming months.
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