We nonetheless don’t know precisely how backwards compatibility will work on PS5, however Sony has revealed a snippet of latest information on what gamers can anticipate.
Speaking to Game Informer, Sony’s senior vice chairman of platform planning and administration Hideaki Nishino harassed the significance of backwards compatibility, and reiterated Sony’s promise that “approximately 99 percent of the thousands of PS4 titles, both catalog and newly published, will be playable on PS5”.
While Nishino continued to repeat Sony’s mantra of pushing the significance of PS5 initially, he additionally revealed some new information about backwards compatibility that we didn’t know.
“When you sign in to PS5 with your account, you will automatically see your library of played PS4 content through the menu,” said Nishino. “…we’re excited about supporting our PlayStation community as they transition from PS4 to PS5 when they’re ready.”
While 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 more generalized statements of how the PS5 will deal with PS4 video games.
We know that PS4 video games might 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 recordsdata transferring to PS4 in video games like Yakuza: Like A Dragon and Dirt 5.
It additionally isn’t clear precisely how PS5’s additional energy will profit PS4 video games. Sony has instructed we’ll see higher body charges and cargo instances, however till we see it for ourselves, it’s arduous to guage whether or not the affect might 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 information about its new console.