Sony Clears Up Playstation 5 Backwards Compatibility Confusion

Sony has finally come out and clarified one of the most hotly debated subjects regarding the upcoming PlayStation 5, confirming the “overwhelming majority” of PlayStation 4 games will work on the new console at launch. While many games will run better on the PS5, Sony does warn that “some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behaviour when played on PS5 consoles” and that some PS4 specific features may not be available.

A post on the company’s support goes into further details regarding Game Boost, which may make certain PS4 games run with a higher or smoother frame rate, and how to install PS4 games on the new console either physically or digitally.

With Game Boost, Ghost Of Tsushima will run at a smooth 60fps

Of the 4000+ games available on PlayStation 4, only ten won’t be making the jump to next-gen. The unlucky titles not making the leap include: 

  • 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

Oooft, tough break for the TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 fandom right there.

Sleep well, sweet bike boy

Although backwards compatibility is looking quite decent, the news isn’t all good for Playstation 4 owners, specifically those with a PSVR headset. Hidden within the post, and now officially confirmed by Sony, it is mentioned that the “[PS5’s] HD Camera is not compatible with PS4 games, please connect a PlayStation Camera via a PlayStation Camera adaptor”. Put simply, PSVR games will not work with the PS5’s new HD Camera. An adapter comes in the box, so your current HD camera set up can be carried over, but it does raise a lot of questions regarding the purpose of the new PS5 camera and whether it is just for better quality streaming or hinting at a PSVR 2. 

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