The new PlayStation 5 is right around the corner, and soon we will be able to experience our PS4 games on our new PS5. Most of them, anyway.
According to Sony, many of those games are compatible with the next-gen console, but a handful did not make the cut. Do not worry – the majority of PS4 games should make the jump to next-gen without any issues.
Only 10 out of more than 4,000 games are marked as “PS4 only” titles, according to a list published by PlayStation’s support team:
- 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
- Joe’s Diner
To make things simple, Sony will mark any such game as “Playable on PS4 only” at the PlayStation Store.
The list is not final and is “subject to change,” so we may see it grow or shrink in the future. But the fact that the list contains only ten games a month before the PlayStation 5’s launch suggests that it should be staying somewhere around this number.
That’s it regarding the titles that won’t be not making the transition, but what about the titles that will? The good news is that some of them will be enjoying a “Game Boost” and will run faster with higher framerates on the PS5.
Sony does warn that some of the functionalities that were available on the PS4 may not be available on the PS5. And, on top of that, some of the PS4 titles might exhibit errors or unexpected behavior when played on the PlayStation 5.
Another slightly disappointing clarification by Sony is that older titles will offer a better gaming experience with the DUALSHOCK 4. but that next-gen games will not support it. So you better keep your old controllers if you’re planning on playing any “classic” PlayStation 4 titles.
Overall, the transition between PS4 and PS5 should be quite simple and painless. You can even transfer your digital copies and save files to your PS5 with WiFi data transfer.
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