It is already known that the games of PS4 can be played on the PS5. But the titles are not fundamentally compatible. First, they have to be checked individually. Now, it has been confirmed that Sony is happy with the progress.
The features of the PS5 include backward compatibility with PS4 games. However, this does not mean that every previous game on the current console can automatically be tackled on the successor. Rather, every single game has to be checked.
Accordingly, Sony and the developers have been busy testing more than 4,000 games from the PS4 library for compatibility. While no real new details were given at the recent PS5 event, Jim Ryan, CEO of PlayStation, emphasized in a recent interview with CNET that the process is progressing well.
“We said that the PS5 has been designed to play PS4 games,” said Ryan. “We’re going through the process with the publishers and developers testing that rather exhaustive library of over 4,000 games. We’re happy with the progress that’s been made.”
The majority of the 100 most played PS4 games should be able to run on the PlayStation 5 already at the launch. It was also recently announced that there are guidelines for upcoming PS4 games that are intended to ensure that they can run directly on the PS5 at launch.
It was also leaked out that all PS4 games that will be submitted for certification after July 13, 2020 must also be compatible with the PlayStation 5. Stay tuned for the latest update on the PS5 Backward Compatibility only on GamerTweak.com.