While Sony has maintained a list of PS4 games that are not playable on the PS5 through backward compatibility, others that are playable can lead to weird glitches.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is one of the games that is bootable on the PS5 through backward compatibility. This doesn’t mean that the game is properly playable on the PS5. It suffers from a weird lighting glitch that leads to a flickering white light appearing everywhere. In such a case, it is certainly far from playable even if Sony has not listed it on their official support website.
The weird lighting glitch can be seen in action through a tweet shared by USGamer’s editor, M.H Williams. He explained that while the game can be booted on the PS5 despite Ubisoft labeling it as not supported, it leads to weird lighting issues as seen in the video.
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— M.H. Williams (@AutomaticZen) November 6, 2020
We have compiled a list of the games that are similarly listed as bootable but with unexpected behavior on the PlayStation Store. You can also check it by reading the disclaimer on any of the PS4 games listed on the PlayStation Store. Here is the listing for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate which clearly mentions it.
It is possible that Ubisoft or Sony patches these issues with a future update for the PS5, but as it stands, the disclaimer is here to stay along with the weird lighting bug. If you want to play Assassin’s Creed Syndicate on the PlayStation 5, you will have to wait for a fix or play it on your PS4 in the meanwhile.
Aside from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, quite a few first-party Sony games were also listed with the same warning including MLB The Show and Little Big Planet 3.