“Overwhelming majority” of PS4 library will be playable on PS5, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirms

PS4 games to "benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions."

PS5 Backward Compatibility

The “overwhelming majority of the 4,000-plus PlayStation 4 titles will be playable on PlayStation 5,” Sony Interactive Entertainment clarified in an update to the blog post that accompanied PlayStation 5 lead system architect Mark Cerny’s PlayStation 5 technical presentation earlier this week.

PlayStation 4 titles will “run at a boosted frequency on PlayStation 5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions,” Nishino said. Games are currently being evaluated on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need to be addressed by game’s developers.

Get the full message from Sony Interactive Entertainment platform planning and management senior vice president Hideaki Nishino below.

With all of the amazing games in PlayStation 4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PlayStation 5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000-plus PlayStation 4 titles will be playable on PlayStation 5.

We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PlayStation 5 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 PlayStation 4 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 PlayStation 5 news, in the months ahead. Stay tuned!

PlayStation 5 is due out this holiday season.

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