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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
Battlefield 6EATBA
ChorusDeep Silver2021
Destiny 2BungieTBA
DiRT 5CodemastersOctober 2020
FortniteEpic GamesLaunch
GodfallGearboxDecember 2020
Gods and MonstersUbisoftHoliday 2020
Madden NFL 21EATBA
MicroManGlob Games Studio2021
Observer (System Redux)Bloober TeamHoliday 2020
OutridersSquare EnixHoliday 2020
Paradise LostPolyAmorousHoliday 2020
Rainbow Six QuarantineUbisoft2020-2021
Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoftLaunch
Scarlet NexusBandai NamcoTBA
The Lord of the Rings: GollumDaedalic Entertainment2021
The Sims 5EATBA
Untitled Game Square EnixTBA
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2ParadoxTBA 2020
Watch Dogs: LegionUbisoftHoliday 2020

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