PlayStation Addresses Big PS5 Backwards Compatibility Question

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Today, Sony revealed the PS5 price and release date, pre-orders for the console went live, the retail box was revealed, the first launch games were revealed, PS5 game prices were announced, and the price of the controller was divulged. And that is simply the tip of the iceberg. It was an enormous day for the PS5, and new info continues to trickle out. For instance, we have now realized that the PS5 will play 99 % of PS4 games. In different phrases, virtually each PS4 game might be playable on PS5.

For now, it stays to be seen what PS4 games will not be playable on PS5, nevertheless it’s presumably going to be delisted games or games with unusual licensing rights. Of course, as soon as the console really launches, a correct record might be compiled, however for now all we are able to do is speculate.

Unfortunately, there’s nonetheless no phrase if the PS5 will play PS3, PS2, or PS1 games in any capability. Earlier this 12 months, there have been rumors the PS5 could be backward appropriate with these older PlayStation methods, however at this level, that is wanting not possible. The longer Sony goes with out addressing this query, the extra possible it is reply is not passable.

That stated, for now, whereas it hasn’t been outright confirmed, backward compatibility with the legacy consoles hasn’t been outright unconfirmed. In different phrases, there’s nonetheless an opportunity.

If you personal many PS4 games on disc, remember to get the PS5 with a disc-drive. This model prices $500, aka $100 greater than the all-digital PS5, however when you get the all-digital PS5 you will not be capable of insert your PS4 discs and play them.

The PlayStation 5 is about to launch worldwide on November 12, two days after the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch.

For extra protection on the PS5 — and every little thing associated to it — remember to peep all of our previous and all of our most up-to-date articles overlaying the next-gen machine by clicking proper here. Meanwhile, as at all times, be happy to go away a remark or two letting us know what you suppose or hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Will you be selecting a PS5 up at launch?


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