Sony has commented on the PS4 backward compatibility support for PS5. They want to make sure users are able to play their older games when upgrading to PS5.
PS5 is out later this Holiday and Sony is working towards making the whole PS4 library playable on the PS5 day one. There are more than 4000 PS4 games that will be playable on the PS5, however, this might take some time and won’t be possible at launch.
In a new comment shared with the Japanese website GameSpark, Sony has commented on the backward compatibility update for the PlayStation 5. They have stated that currently, they are focusing on getting the PS4 BC running on PS5 and don’t have any comment to share on the support for PS1, PS2, and PS3.
“We focus [sic] working on PS4 BC so that users can move to new console with their PS4 libraries.” said the statement by Sony, as translated by BlackKite on Twitter. “There is nothing we can answer about BCs with PS1, PS2 & PS3.” Sony has also clarified that used games will work on PS5 just like they did on the PS4.
While Sony hasn’t officially confirmed a list of games that will be playable on the PS5 at launch, they have hinted that The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima will be playable, possibly with a higher resolution or frame rate on the PS5. Some of the backward compatible games will also get a boost on the PlayStation 5.
Sony is planning to launch the PlayStation 5 later in Holiday 2020. They will gradually release new information on the console including its price as we get closer to the launch of the console. They have recently showcased some of the PlayStation 5 games and its design during a state of play presentation.