Everything you need to know about PS5 backwards compatibility

Here's how you'll be able to play PS4 games on the PS5.

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Sony has long confirmed that the PS5 is backwards compatible with PS4 titles, but now, Sony has revealed details on the PS5’s backwards compatibility. Specifically, we now have more info on what to expect when playing PS4 titles on the next-gen Sony console.

Here is all the major info from Sony:

  • Over 99% of PS4 titles are compatible with the PS5, with only a couple of games that are incompatible.
  • The PS5 Digital Edition will be compatible with PS4 digital games on a user’s account. Users can also buy PS4 games and play them on the PS5 Digital Edition. Though users will not be able to play physical copies of PS4 titles (due to the Digital Edition’s lack of optical drive).
  • The PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive can play both digital and disc copies of PS4 titles.
  • Select PS4 games will run with a higher/smoother framerate thanks to PS5’s game boost.
  • The PlayStation VR headset and VR games are playable on the PS5, though the PS5’s HD Camera is not compatible with PS VR.
  • Remote Play from PS4 to PS5 and PS Now streaming is supported on the next-gen console.
  • Users can transfer PS4 save files to PS5 via LAN cable, external storage, or PS Plus cloud storage.
  • Save compatibility between cross-generation titles will be up to the developers of each game.

The standard edition PS5 is priced at USD 499, while the Digital Edition has a price tag of USD 399. The PS5 releases on November 12, 2020 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea. The console will then release in the rest of the world on November 19, 2020.