PlayStation 5 releasing thousands of playable PS4 games via backwards compatibility

PlayStation 5 releasing thousands of playable PS4 games via backwards compatibility

PS4 gamers have been a great reason to support their current PS4 console with a brand new PlayStation 5. A lot of technical details were released about the PS5 this week, with many gamers comparing how powerful it will be compared to the Xbox Series X. But another huge factor in deciding which new console to buy will be via Backwards Compatibility.

If you currently own a PS4 console and know that a majority of your titles will be available on the PlayStation 5, are you going to bother switching to another platform?

Backwards Compatibility probably won’t be the final deciding factor for gamers – the price of the PS5 will be very important – but it’s a big plus.

And now Sony has gone out of its way to confirm that thousands of PS4 games will be playable on the PlayStation 5.

It’s unclear how many will be available on release day but it certainly provides that added incentive.

Another bonus point to upgrading from a PS4 to a PS5 will be that a lot of these titles will also run better, due to the added firepower available.

This will mean quicker, or no, load times, among other technical changes.

The new update from Sony explains: “A quick update on backward compatibility – With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalogue, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favourites 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.”

Fans will be hoping that the next big PS5 news shared by Sony will be the release date and that it won’t be shared months in the future.

Gamers want to know everything about these new consoles before they hit shelves, including the price tag.

None of these important details has been revealed yet, meaning there is still plenty of big news to be shared.

Published at Fri, 20 Mar 2020 22:36:00 +0000