PS5 Backwards CompatibilityEarlier today, Sony finally went into detail on their support website as to how backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 5 will work, this includes a list of games that will not be playable on the PS5 and a feature known as “Game Boost.” Sony has already stated in the past that the “overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games” will be backwards compatible with the PS5.
Only Playable on PS4The games that will, unfortunately, be part of the PS4 only family in regards to next-gen accessibility will be the following:
- Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
- TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
- Just Deal With It!
- Shadow Complex Remastered
- Robinson: The Journey
- We Sing
- Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
- Joe’s Diner
What is Game Boost?According to Sony, this feature is one that, “may make the PS4 games run with higher or smoother framerate.” It is important to note that this will be possible to select PS4 games, although there is no official list that mentions the games that will benefit from this. However, a game that serves an example as to what to expect is God of War (with a sequel on the way), since it does include a performance mode which will allow the game to run at a polished 60 frames-per-second when played on the PS5. Their announcement through Twitter can be seen below.support page for further details on the matter. The Playstation 5 launches November 12, starting at $399 for the PS5 Digital Edition and $499 for the PS5 with UHD Blu-ray Disc Drive.
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