The PS5 will be backwards compatible with 99 percent of PS4 games. Sony says more than 4000 PS4 games will be playable on the PS5 and only 10 games will not work on the PS5 at the moment. The games are:
- 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
- Joe’s Diner
The PS5 will be coming in a Standard Edition and a Digital Edition. PS4 owners with CD versions of games might be wondering how that will be playable if they purchase the Digital Edition of the PS5. Actually, that won’t be possible. You must have purchased PS4 games digitally to be able to play them on the Digital Edition of the PS5. To Play PS4 game discs, you need to have the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, that is the Standard Edition.
Sony advises to keep the PS5 software updated to the latest version and patches will be released for PS4 games. When users sign on to the PlayStation Network on the PS5, all games they own will be available in the library and can be downloaded on the PS5. “Select PS4 titles will see increased loading speeds on the PS5 console,” explains Hideaki Nishino, Senior VP Platform Planning & Management at PlayStation. He states the games will also leverage Game Boost with improved or more stable frame rates. “Some titles with unlocked frame rates or dynamic resolution up to 4K may see higher fidelity.” Nishino says the PS4 games will take advantage of the PS5’s UX features, more on that will be shared later. Sony, however, warns some functionalities that were possible on the PS4 may not be possible on the PS5, which will lead to some PS4 games exhibiting “errors or unexpected behaviour” when played on the PS5.
PlayStation VR games are backwards compatible as well with the PS5 but they require the necessary accessories which enable users to play on the PS4. PS4 games on PS Now and PS Plus will work on the PS5 and Remote Play will also work across the PS4 to the PS5. Users will be able to continue their PS4 saved games on the PS5. PS Plus subscribers can store game saves on the cloud and sync to the PS5 while saves can also be transferred via external USB storage devices.