PS5 runs all PS4 games, with the exception of 10 games; see list

After a long time without information, Sony revealed today (09) several details of the backward compatibility of PS5 games with PS4. According to the company, practically all games of the current generation will work in the new, in addition to its accessories. The company also revealed that select titles will have Game Boost, a feature that increases performance and frame rate.

According to Sony, the entire library will be backwards compatible, but some games may have unexpected errors and not all functionality will always be present. The following is a list of games that NOT will be supported on PS5 and can only be played on PS4:

  • DWVR
  • Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • We Sing
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Shadwen
  • Joe’s Diner

Which PS4 controls and accessories work on the PS5?

All PSVR titles can be played on PS5, but you will need the PS Camera (existing on PS4) and an adapter to connect it to Sony’s new console (which does not need to be purchased). The company also revealed that DualSense, DualShock 4 and third-party licensed controls will work to play PS4 games on PS5, but recommends using a DualShock 4 to have the best experience. To adjust the vibration of the joysticks, you can access the PlayStation 5 menu to choose the option that best fits.

Steering wheels, PS Move, PlayStation VR Aim Controller, Gold / Platinum Headsets and other peripherals will also work with supported titles, just like the current video game.

How to run a PS4 game on PS5?

The console’s backwards compatibility will work similarly to what we currently see on Xbox One, and there aren’t many secrets. If you want a game that you have in your digital collection, just follow the following steps:

  • Search for the desired title in the games library;
  • Download the game (if not already downloaded);
  • Wait for installation and play – in some cases, it will be playable by the time certain parts of the download are completed, just like what we see on PS4.

If you have the physical disk for a PlayStation 4 game, here are the steps:

  • Insert the game disc into the PS5;
  • Eventually, install an update to be able to run on PS5;
  • Keep the disc on the console to play.

It is possible to transfer game saves from PS4 to PS5 using the transfer functionality via Wi-Fi, as well as install the titles on an external hard drive.

PS5 backward compatibility limitations

As reported by Sony, not all of the original PS4 features will be included when playing on the PS5. The “Share” menu, used to capture and share videos and images, will not be visible while playing, but you can still use the “Create from DualSense” or “Share from DualShock 4” button to capture screenshots and videos: press once brings up the creation menu; pressing and holding captures an image; pressing twice starts or stops recording.

The PS5’s HD camera will not be compatible with PlayStation 4 games, which require the PS Camera, an original console accessory. In addition, the HDR mode of images is always enabled by default, so if the player wants to disable it, it will be necessary to access the console menu and turn it off manually.

Finally, PS4 exclusive features such as tournaments, In-game Live and Second Screen via the application will not work on PS5.

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