- About 99% of PS4 games will have backward compatibility for the PS5
- Playing select PS4 games on the new console will see better loading speeds and graphics
- To enjoy PlayStation VR on the PS5, players will need the PS Camera for PS4
With a month to go before the PlayStation 5 officially launches, Sony has answered a few burning questions for those who are curious about the next-gen console.
Posting on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony dealt mostly with questions regarding backward compatibility and PlayStation VR, and put a few rumors to rest while addressing some things that may have been leaving those curious about the PS5 anxious.
Regarding backward compatibility that was not in the plans for the PlayStation 4 when that system launched, Sony said that this time around 99% of PS4 titles will work on the PS5, confirming something previously teased by Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan.
There is a huge catalog of games already out in the market that can be immediately played on the new console upon its launch. The blog post pointed out two hits from 2020, namely “The Last of Us Part II” and “Ghost of Tsushima,” as titles that will work on the new console at launch.
Aside from the aforesaid PS4 titles, a few other games including the pre-loaded “Astro’s Playroom,” “Sackboy: A Big Adventure,” “Demon’s Souls,” “Destruction AllStars,” and “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” will be available when the PlayStation 5 arrives in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on Nov. 12.
For those wary about just how different games on the PlayStation 4 will run on the PlayStation 5, Sony promised an even better experience for the older games on the new gaming machine. “Select PS4 titles will see increased loading speeds