- The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s next major computer game console, and it’s arranged to arrive this coming holiday season.
- In a brand-new, hour-long video detailing the console’s internals, lead architect Mark Cerny exposed that– in spite of previous declarations to the contrary– the PlayStation 5 will just play a minimal selection of PlayStation 4 video games: Simply 2.5%of the PS4’s library will deal with PS5.
- Sony says it “will continue the screening procedure and expand backwards compatibility protection over time.”
- Microsoft’s next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, uses in reverse compatibility going all the way back to the initial Xbox.
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There are over 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the wild, and over 4000 video games have been released on the PS4.
However when the PlayStation 5 arrives this vacation, it won’t be able to play the large bulk of those games.
Just put: Numerous of the video games you currently own on PS4 are unlikely to run on the PS5.
” We recently took a look at the top 100 PlayStation 4 titles, as ranked by playtime, and we’re anticipating practically all of them to be playable at launch on PlayStation 5,” the console’s lead architect, Mark Cerny, said in a “deep dive” video Sony published on Wednesday.
The business devoted to further broadening out compatibility “over time” in a different post, but it will only support about 100 out of over 4,000 games at launch– or about 2.5%.
It’s an unexpected walk back from previous guarantees to the contrary from Sony.
In an April 2019 unique with Wired, where Cerny revealed details about the PlayStation 5 for the very first time, the author said, “Since it’s based in part on the PS4’s architecture, [PS5] will also be backward-compatible with games for that console.”
It’s likewise a surprise because it’s the specific opposite of how Microsoft is dealing with backwards compatibility: With Microsoft’s next-gen console, the vast majority of your existing video game library progresses with you.