Sony has released some details on how backwards compatibility will work on the PlayStation 5.
Details on how backwards compatibility will work on the PlayStation 5 were released today on the console's support page. According to the page, a majority of the 4,000+ PlayStation 4 titles will be playable on the PlayStation 5. Select PlayStation 4 titles will gain a performance boost on the PlayStation 5, which will allow the games to run with a higher or smoother framerate. While older games can run on the PlayStation 5, some functionalities that were available on the PlayStation 4 may not be available on the PlayStation 5, and some PlayStation 4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior.
Sony also gave a list of games that will not work on the PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility. The games can be seen below:
- 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 PlayStation 5 support page also gave details on how to upgrade games from the PlayStation 4 version to the PlayStation 5 version. On the disk-based version of the PlayStation 5, gamers have to sign-in on their account, and then insert the disk. They then go to the game hub for the PlayStation 4 game, and select the upgrade offer, and then download the game. It was noted that the game disc will have to be inserted into the console every time the game is played.
To upgrade a PlayStation 4 game digitally, gamers have to find the PlayStation 5 game in the PlayStation Store, and go to the title's game hub. They then select the upgrade offer, and select download. After the download is complete, the game can be played on the PlayStation 5.
The full support page for the PlayStation 5's backwards compatibility can be seen here.
The PlayStation 5 will release on November 12th.