An update from Sony
Following all of the confusion surrounding Sony’s plans for PS4 backwards compatibility on PS5, the company has added an update to its original PlayStation Blog post. Sony now says that “the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5”.
Perhaps most exciting of all, the manufacturer expects “titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable framerates and potentially higher resolutions”. The organisation added: “We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.”
The manufacturer says that it’s “already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we move toward launch”. You can read the full statement through here.
The aforementioned confusion over backwards compatibility stemmed from Mark Cerny’s PS5 presentation, in which his messaging wasn’t crystal clear. Matters were made even muddier by the official PlayStation Blog article, which had some people thinking that only 100 PS4 games would be playable on PS5.
As mentioned, Sony has already put “hundreds” of PS4 titles to the test, and it seems safe to assume that most last-gen games will be fully playable on PS5 at launch. Hopefully we get to see backwards compatibility in action sooner rather than later.
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