Most of the upcoming games will appear for the PS4 as well as later for the PS5. Next-gen upgrades are intended to meet customers’ needs. And according to Sony, used games are not left out.
The PS5 will be launched in a few months. It can be fed with games that were previously released for the PS4. For one or the other game, a next-gen upgrade is also available, which brings the title up to the current state of the art.
With regard to this feature, the question arose whether the next-gen upgrades will also be available for used games. In a conversation with the Japanese website GameSpark, a representative from Sony went into the subject a little more and indicated that used games are eligible for the PS5 upgrades.
However, the representative was unable to confirm whether the PlayStation 4 disc must remain in the drive to run the updated version, as with the upgrades from PlayStation 3 to PS4. Since unlimited distribution would be possible without a disc obligation, as can be assumed in principle.
Even though there will be no uniform upgrade program on the PS5, several publishers will offer free PlayStation 5 upgrades. For example, Destiny 2 players will be able to upgrade their game to the new consoles. The same applies to players who will buy Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
The website also asked questions regarding the backwards compatibility of the PS5 during the conversation. However, Sony did not release any noteworthy news. Interestingly, the Sony representative refused to confirm full backwards compatibility for the PS5.
A few months ago, Sony at least emphasized that the vast majority of PS4 games will be playable on the next-gen console of PlayStation 5. The 100 most frequently played titles were already compatible at the launch.