The PS5 Can Play PS4 Games

Sony Has Confirmed That The PS5 Can Play PS4 Games

Sony’s upcoming next-gen console, presumably named the “PS5”, will be backwards compatible with the PS4, according to a recently published WIRED interview with PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny.


Since the PS5 is “based in part on the PS4’s architecture, it will also be backward-compatible with games for that console,” WIRED’s report read. The report also revealed that the PS5 will still be able to play physical games and won’t be a digital-only console.

“As in many other generational transitions, this will be a gentle one, with numerous new games being released for both PS4 and the next-gen console,” the report continued. When the report’s author asked if this meant that Death Stranding will be a cross-gen release, a spokesperson answered that the game is still planned for a PS4 launch “but Cerny’s smile and pregnant pause invites speculation that it will in fact be a two-platform release.”

The release date or release window of Death Stranding still hasn’t been publicly revealed yet and, with Sony bowing out of E3 2019, it is possible that the game could be coming out in the 2020s (which is when the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles are expected to come out).

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