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Sony Clarifies PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility, 4000+ titles to be supported

More than a few people were confused by Sony’s presentation relating to backwards compatibility. Sony had said that they’d tested the “top 100 PS4 games on PS5 and believed that the majority would be playable at launch”.

This left a lot of PlayStation fans wondering if the backward compatibility was more a gimmick than a feature. Well PlayStation has listened to your concerns and Hideaki Nishino, Senior VP of platform planning & management, released a statement:

With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites 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. Stay tuned!

So some good news from the front-lines, with renewed confidence that the overwhelming majority of the PlayStation 4 Library will be playable on the new PlayStation 5 & also benefiting from the enhanced hardware available.

Also, in case you missed this presentation from Mark Cerny, lead system architect for PS5, as they take a deep dive into the hardware system’s architecture and how the PS5 is designed to benefit developers and the games they create, weve added that below:

(Credit: PlayStation)

So with this cornucopia of titles that look to be playable into the next generation, has this renewed your confidence in the yet to be announced PS5 console?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media!

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