PlayStation 5 Games Will be Playable on the PlayStation 4 Through Remote Play

PlayStation 5 Games Will be Playable on the PlayStation 4 Through Remote Play

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Gamers will be able to play their PlayStation 5 games on their PlayStation 4. 

Sony has updated the Remote Play app, which will now be able to allow gamers to stream their PlayStation 5 games on the PlayStation 4's (via GameSpot). Players will also be able to access their PlayStation 5 through their PC or mobile devices. The PlayStation Vita was not mentioned by Sony. Support for three additional players in Remote Pass sessions has also been added to the app. 

Remote Play saw its introduction on the PlayStation 4. The app allows players to access their console while they are away from it. Players were able to use devices such as their PC or PS Vita to access the console, and be are able to play their PlayStation 4 games remotely. 

It was recently found that players will only be able to access 667 GB of their PlayStation 5's 825 GB onboard memory. The reason that such a huge chunk of the memory is unusable is because Sony wants to make sure that there will always be room on the system's SSD for things like the operating system, firmware, and updates. Gamers will not be able to install and play their games on their PlayStation 5 using an external drive like they were able to on their PlayStation 4. 

It has been announced that gamers should not be able to physically pick up a PlayStation 5 at a local retailer when it releases later this week. According to Sid Shuman, Senior Director of SIE Content Communications, all purchases for the console will be done online. He stated that gamers should not plan on camping out or lining up for PlayStation 5's at their local retailers, as they will not have any in stock. 

The PlayStation 5 will release on November 12th. You can check out a review round-up for the console here to see what critics think of the new system. 

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