PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatibility Detailed

Yesterday, on PlayStation’s Blog, SIE revealed how backward compatibility works with PS4 games on PlayStation 5. 99 percent of the library is supported with a few exceptions at the time of this article. The games are listed below:

  • 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 

SIE also clarified how existing save games will work. You can back them up on a USB device such as a hard drive, LAN, Wireless network, or through the PS Plus cloud (which requires a PS Plus subscription).

Third, you will be able to use the disk on the standard PS5 unit as well as digital purchases. This cannot be said with the PS5 Digital Edition for obvious reasons. Lastly, Selected games such as Ghost of Tsushima will support boost mode with enhancements to framerate and resolution. 

I do hope we at least get PS1/2 Backwards compatibility either through virtualization or emulation in the future. It would be a great nice to have since these systems are now 20+ years old and are prone to disk drive failure. 

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