Jim Ryan, the CEO of PlayStation confirmed that the PS5 is backwards compatible with 99% of the PS4 games. The gamers that will launch on PS5 will also arrive at the PS4 for at least 3-4 years.
In an interview, Sony stated that they have tested more than thousands of PS4 games to find out whether they are backwards compatible with the games of PS5. Well, their test seemed to work for 99% of the games.
Backwards compatibility in PS5
If Sony by “thousands” means that at least 2,000 games will be backwards compatible then at least 20 games will not be backwards compatible with the PS5. However, it is not known whether Sony will work on these games to make them backwards compatible or not.
Ryan spoke about the longevity of PS4 and the transition of cross-gen.
The community of PS4 will continue to be important for three to four years. Many people will be transforming to PS5 whereas some will remain with the PS4s.
With the backwards compatibility, makes PS5 highly consumer-friendly. Ryan further said that games such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon: Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Big Adventure will also be coming on the PS4 along with the PS5.
However, Sony didn’t reveal any real details for backwards compatibility in PS5. Third-party developer like CD Project and Activision announced that the Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War respectively will launch on the PS4 as well as the PS5.
The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will be launching on November 12. The price of PS5 will be $499.99 whereas the price of PS5 Digital Edition will be $399.99. These two consoles will be coming to the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12. However, it will take one more week for the consoles to arrive in Europe, the Middle East, South America, other Asian countries (except China), and South Africa i.e., November 19.