Sony Says That Most PS4 Games Will be Playable on PS5

Sony Tries To Clear Up Some Confusion About PS4 Games Playing on PS5

After Sony showed a PS5 presentation on Wednesday from the system’s lead system architect, Mark Cerny, there was a lot of criticism and outright confusion about the upcoming next-gen console’s backward compatibility feature.

Sony had said at the time that only the top 100 of the most-played PS4 games would be playable on PS5 at launch (which would be pretty limited compared to the multi-generational backward compatibility of the Xbox Series X) but then on Friday the company provided an update that said that an “overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.”


“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,” Sony said in an updated official blog post. “We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.”

Sony further explained that it’s expecting PS4 games to “run at a boosted frequency” on its next gaming console, which will allow those games to play at “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,” Sony added.

Sony also said that it had “already tested hundreds of titles” for the PS5’s backward compatibility feature and will “test thousands more” as the console’s eventual launch nears. Sony also promised future updates about the feature.

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