Today Sony Interactive Entertainment provided an update about the PS4 backward compatibility feature of the upcoming PS5.
The announcement was made on the PlayStation Blog with an update to the previous post regarding technical specifications, mentioning that Sony believes that the “overwhelming majority” of PS4 games will be playable on PS4.
During Mark Cerny’s recent talk, he talked about the top-100 PS4 games, causing a bit of confusion among the fans, some of whom believed the feature would be limited to that number at launch.
Turns out that’s not the case. You can read the full statement below.
“A quick update on backward compatibility – With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.
We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.
In his presentation, Mark Cerny provided a snapshot into the Top 100 most-played PS4 titles, demonstrating how well our backward compatibility efforts are going. We have already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we move toward launch. We will provide updates on backward compatibility, along with much more PS5 news, in the months ahead. Stay tuned!”