Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment is happy to announce that most of the PlayStation 4 games will be playable on the next-gen console system PlayStation 5.
SIE revealed that “overwhelming majority” of the 4000 PS4 games will be playable on the PS5, but there is a catch. They warned the customers that some of the supported games might lack functionality and might even exhibit errors or unexpected behavior. So buy at your own risk.
On the PlayStation support website SIE warned that players should at least try to boot and play the PS4 games on the PS5 console first. See if they are contented with the play performance before buying any DLC o add-ons.
The good news is that the compatible PS4 titles can benefit from the PS5 game boost feature. It makes the PS4 games run with higher or smoother frame rate.
There are about 10 PS4 games that are definitely not supported. Check them out here:
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
Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
There are some limitations listed as well. Check them out here:
PS5 backwards compatibility limitations
The SHARE menu cannot be displayed during PS4 gameplay on PS5 consoles. You can take screenshots and images by pressing the create button on your DualSense wireless controller to show the create menu. Additionally, you can use the button shortcuts to start/stop video recording or to save screenshots as follows:
Single press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to show the create menu
Press and hold the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to take a screenshot
Double press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to start and stop video recording manually.
The HD Camera is not compatible with PS4 games – please connect a PlayStation Camera via a PlayStation®Camera adaptor.
HDR is automatically switched on for PS5 consoles. To turn off HDR, go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > HDR and select SDR.
The PS4 tournaments feature is not supported on PS5 consoles.
In-Game Live from PlayStation is not supported on PS5 consoles.
PS5 consoles do not support the PS4 Second Screen app or game companion apps.
It was also revealed that the digital games and saved date from the PS4 console can be transferred to the PS5 console via WiFi data transfer. It can also be done directly from a PS5 extended storage drive.