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Sony declassified information on backward compatibility of PlayStation 5

by Henry Brown


Sony has finally revealed the PlayStation 5’s backward compatibility with PS4 games. The company announced this on its support site.

Most of the PlayStation 4 game library will be available on the PS5, with over 4,000 games. For some of them, a special improved performance mode will be available, in which the frame rate will be raised.

Some games will be available only on PS4, they will be marked as “Playable on: PS4 only”. Some PlayStation 4 games may not work properly at startup and may experience performance issues, so Sony recommends installing all PS5 system software updates.

PS5 users will have the ability to run digital versions of games from PS4 as well as physical media. Saves can be accessed when transferring a digital game to PS5.

PS5 Backward Compatibility with PS4 Accessories

Sony recommends using the DualShock 4 controller for PS4 games, but you can use the DualSense controller if you wish. You cannot play PS5 games with the DS4. When it comes to VR, to run PS VR games on PlayStation 5 you need a helmet and camera, as well as an adapter for it.


Third-party accessories such as steering wheels, gamepads and more licensed from Sony will work on the PlayStation 5 with PS5 and PS4 games. Also reported are the PS Move and PS VR Aim controllers working in supported games. In addition, the next generation console will work with Gold and Platinum headphones, as well as third-party devices that connect via a USB adapter or 3.5mm jack.

PS4 games that won’t work on PS5

  1. DWVR
  2. Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  3. TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
  4. Just Deal With It!
  5. Shadow complex remastered
  6. Robinson: The Journey
  7. We sing
  8. Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  9. Shadwen
  10. Joe’s diner


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