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Unreal Engine 5: PlayStation 5 Tech Demo

As with previous console generations, Epic Games showcased a brand new tech demo for a new engine to give gamers a taste of what is possible on the upcoming systems. The tech demo in question was of course for Unreal Engine 5 and it was running on the PlayStation 5. If you missed it or just want to see it again, check out the full presentation below.


Backwards & Cross-Generation Compatibility

One of the big draws to Sony’s new console is backwards compatibility. The orginal PS3 featured it for PS1 and PS2 games but the PS2 compatibility was scrapped in later models of the console. Sony cites cost as the reason why but it seems that buing the games again via PSN was the real culprit. It is rumored that the PS5 will be backwards compatible with all previous PlayStation consoles but so far only the PS4/PS4 Pro is confirmed as of now. Over 100 titles are said to be backwards compatible with boosted performance at launch but the names of those games has not been announced. It has also been revealed that the vast majority of the PS4’s 4,000+ game library will be playable on the PlayStation 5.

Many games, primarily launch titles will be cross-generation. This means, for example, if this year’s Call of Duty game is made for both PS4 and PS5, then players on each console will be able to play against each other.


Confirmed PlayStation 5 Games (so far):

GameDeveloper/PublisherEXPECTED Release
Assassin’s Creed ValhallaUbisoftHoliday 2020
Astro’s Playroom Japan StudioHoliday 2020
Battlefield 6EATBA
Bugsnax Young Horses
ChorusDeep Silver2021
DEATHLOOP Bethesda
Demon’s Souls Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio
Destiny 2BungieTBA
Destruction All Stars Lucid Games / XDEV
DiRT 5CodemastersOctober 2020
FortniteEpic GamesLaunch
Ghostwire™: Tokyo Bethesda
GodfallGearboxDecember 2020
Gods and MonstersUbisoftHoliday 2020
Goodbye Volcano High KO-OP
Gran Turismo 7 Polyphony Digital
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online Rockstar Games
HITMAN 3 IO Interactive
Horizon Forbidden West Guerrilla Games
JETT : The Far Shore® Superbrothers
Kena: Bridge of the Spirits Ember Lab
Little Devil Inside Neostream Interactive
Madden NFL 21EATBA
Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales Insomniac Games
MicroManGlob Games Studio2021
NBA 2K21 2K, Visual Concepts
Observer (System Redux)Bloober TeamHoliday 2020
Oddworld Soulstorm™ Oddworld Inhabitants™
OutridersSquare EnixHoliday 2020
Paradise LostPolyAmorousHoliday 2020
Pragmata Capcom
Project Athia* Square Enix/Luminous Productions
Rainbow Six QuarantineUbisoft2020-2021
Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoftLaunch
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Insomniac Games
Resident Evil™ Village Capcom
Returnal Housemarque / XDEV
Sackboy A Big Adventure Sumo Digital / XDEV
Scarlet NexusBandai NamcoTBA
Solar Ash (Annapurna Interactive / Heart Machine)
Stray (Annapurna / Blue Twelve Studio)
The Lord of the Rings: GollumDaedalic Entertainment2021
The Pathless Annapurna Interactive / Giant Squid
The Sims 5EATBA
Tribes of Midgard Gearbox Publishing / Norsfell
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2ParadoxTBA 2020
Watch Dogs: LegionUbisoftHoliday 2020

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