PlayStation 5 Will Play the “Overwhelming Majority” of PS4 Games

Sony Interactive Entertainment has updated its PlayStation Blog post to clear up the titles available on PlayStation 5’s backward compatibility list, claiming that the “overwhelming majority” of the 4000+ games on PS4 should be playable on the next-generation hardware.

The news came out just a couple of days after the PS5 detailed spec live stream that was presented by lead system architect, Mark Cerny. The update notes that Cerny “only provided a snapshot of the top 100 most-played PS4 games to demonstrating how well our backward compatibility efforts are going.”

Furthermore, Sony is expecting the playable PS4 titles to run with higher or stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions thanks to the PlayStation 5’s boosted frequency from its processors. To have more concrete details, Sony will be “evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.” PlayStation Blog plans to unveil more on backward compatibility and the PS5 in the coming months.

This news might be able to relieve some of the worries fans had about the live stream Sony gave with Mark Cerny days ago. After overwhelming hype surrounding the PS5 details, Sony revealed what might have been a presentation meant for the postposed Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, leaving out release dates, pricing, and images of the console. Not to mention the news that PS5 was going to have only 100 PS4 games available for backward compatibility at launch, leaving a lot of fans disappointed.

The PlayStation 5 still has no release details outside of its holiday 2020 window.


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Victor Aparicio

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