PS5’s Backwards Compatibility News: How Will Work and What to Expect

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The PS5’s backwards compatibility is still a mystery. We still don’t know how the feature will work on Sony’s next-gen console.

However, the company unveiled new details recently on what we can expect.

Sony’s senior vice president of platform planning and management, Hideaki Nishino, discussed backwards compatibility’s significance, unveiling essential information. Here is what you need to know. 

The Backwards Compatibility Feature Explained

Nishino spoke recently to Game Informer and said that around 99 % of the thousands of PS4 titles, both new and older published, would be playable on Sony’s next-gen console. He then unveiled some new details, essential for all PS5 fans, about the console’s much-awaited and rumored backwards compatibility.

He detailed the PS5 sign-in process, saying: “…you will automatically see your library of played PS4 content through the menu; […] we’re excited about supporting our PS community as they transition from PS4 to PS5 when they’re ready.”

While the rival’s backwards compatibility impressions are promising, Sony has continued to remain silent about how the PS5 will handle PS4 games. The game that the company is playing is definetely an odd one. Let’s hope everything will be for the best!

How Will Work

Unfortunately, we don’t know much about how PS5’s extra power will benefit PS4 games. The company has said that we’ll get better frame rates and load times. 

However, until we see it for ourselves, it’s somehow hard to judge whether the impact will be as significant as how Xbox Series X manages older games.

With the PS5’s arrival on November 12 in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, and of course, the US, and a bit later on November 19 for the rest of the world, including the UK, time is running out if Sony plans to continue its approach of drip-feeding details about its upcoming console.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

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