PlayStation 5 will be out on November 12th, and boy, are we excited. The all-digital version will be priced at $399, and the version with a disc drive will be priced at $499. Moreover, the company will launch six titles available on the release date. Not that much of a choice, is it? Fear not, it is incredibly likely that you will play your PS4 games while more titles become available for the PS5.
The company has been testing PS5’s backward compatibility and found it to be 99% backward compatible with PS4 games so far. In March, Sony has mentioned that the majority of PS4 games will be backward compatible, so we are delighted to hear that 99% of PS4 games will be working on PS5.
We do not have the exact list of titles that will be backward compatible, but we know that PS5 owners will be able to download God of War, The Last of Us: Remastered, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, just with a PlayStation Plus subscription.
The situation with the PS5 is much better than with the PS4 release, where you could play zero games from PS3. Only when PlayStation Now launched (Sony’s game streaming service) you were able to play a limited list of PS3 titles on your PS4 (and now even PS2 and PS1 games). You can only play what’s available on the service; you cannot play the PS3, PS2 or PS1 games you own.
Xbox is taking a similar strategy to Sony. It promises that on the upcoming Xbox Series X/S, you will be able to play “thousands” of Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games.