Talking to Game Informer, Sony’s senior vp of platform planning and administration Hideaki Nishino harassed the significance of backwards compatibility, and reiterated Sony’s promise that “roughly 99 p.c of the hundreds of PS4 titles, each catalog and newly revealed, will probably be playable on PS5”.
Whereas Nishino continued to repeat Sony’s mantra of pushing the significance of PS5 in the beginning, he additionally revealed some new details about backwards compatibility that we didn’t know.
“If you check in to PS5 along with your account, you’ll mechanically see your library of performed PS4 content material by way of the menu,” stated Nishino. “…we’re enthusiastic about supporting our PlayStation group as they transition from PS4 to PS5 once they’re prepared.”
Whereas Xbox Series X backwards compatibility impressions are already in, and sound extraordinarily promising, Sony has continued to maintain its playing cards near its chest with extra generalized statements of how the PS5 will deal with PS4 video games.
We all know that PS4 video games will probably be playable utilizing the DualShock 4 controller on PS5, and that 99% of video games will work, however we’ve already seen points pop concerning save files transferring to PS4 in video games like Yakuza: Like A Dragon and Filth 5.
It additionally isn’t clear precisely how PS5’s further energy will profit PS4 games. Sony has steered we’ll see higher body charges and cargo instances, however till we see it for ourselves, it’s laborious to guage whether or not the affect will probably be as substantial as how Xbox Series X handles older video games.
With the PS5 launching on November 12 within the US, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, and November 19 for the remainder of the world together with the UK, time is working out if Sony desires to proceed its method of drip-feeding details about its new console.