Sony has been saying for months that the overwhelming majority of PS4 video games will work on PS5 by backwards compatibility, and it’s good to get some readability on people who gained’t work. Microsoft, however, says titles going all the way in which again to the unique Xbox will work on Xbox Collection X and Collection S.
There are another particulars in regards to the PS5 backwards compatibility on Sony’s help web page. Some PS4 video games will get a little bit of an improve, due to the PS5’s Sport Increase characteristic, which appears just like the PS4 Professional’s Increase Mode. Suitable titles will run extra easily and/or have a better body price.
Sure options in some titles may not work on PS5 (although Sony didn’t go into specifics), and also you would possibly run into “errors or unexpected behavior” whereas taking part in PS4 video games. The corporate suggests testing your PS4 video games on PS5 earlier than shopping for any add-ons or DLC you wish to decide up. Sony can be urging gamers to maintain their PS5 updated with the most recent model of the firmware, which is able to hopefully preserve any compatibility points to a minimal.
As Sony beforehand confirmed, you’ll nonetheless be capable to use your PlayStation VR setup for PS VR video games. The PS5 helps DualShock 4 controllers, however just for PS4 video games. The Platinum and Gold Wi-fi Headsets additionally work with the next-gen console.
On the subject of video games you’ve downloaded onto your PS4 and your saved knowledge, you possibly can switch all of that to your PS5 over WiFi. You’ll additionally be capable to play PS4 video games immediately from a supported exterior storage drive.