Last Week, PS5 lead architect Mark Cerny gave a presentation on the PS5’s technical specs, including backwards compatibility with the PS4. Cerny mentioned that most of the PS4’s top 100 games would be playable on the PS5 from launch. Sony has now offered a clarification on what it means for the other 4000+ PS4 games.
Sony has issued the following statement on the issue:
A quick update on backward compatibility – 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!
In the statement, Sony says that a majority of the PS4 games will be playable on the PS5, but does accept that some games may need to be patched for full compatibility.