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How to play PS4 games on PS5: possibly no?

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Sony’s PlayStation 5 (PS5) is the latest at the moment, and it has been making the news. As expected, it promises a lot of improvements to PS4, and some gamers are beginning to wonder if they could play PS4 games on PS5 (at the moment).

About PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5
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Sony’s PS5 bags a supercharged customized CPU and GPU, as well as an ultra-high-speed SSD for optimal performance. It offers an all-new experience that’s quite different from what you’ll get from PlayStation 4.

PS5 has been launched; however, it is not yet available globally. The official price for this next-gen gaming console is not certain yet, but it is expected to fall below $500. This is because a price above $500 will affect the sales of PS5.

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Focusing on the big questions on most gamers’ lips, is the PS5 backward compatible with PS4? Can you play PS4 games on the PlayStation 5?and many more, this article is going to explain everything you need to know about playing PS4 games on PS5.

PS4 Games on PS5 Explained

Sony confirmed that most PS4 games would be compatible with the PS5 console. This is referred to as backward compatibility. Mark Cerny, Sony’s PS5 system architect, said that the company tested the top 100 most played PS4 games, and “almost” all of them will be working as intended when PS5 arrives.

Furthermore, Sony assured its customers that it already tested “hundreds of titles” and will be testing “thousands more as we move toward launch.” In essence, it is safe to say that “almost all” PS4 games may play on PS5. More interestingly, the games can be downloaded from the PS digital store.

Aside from PS4, it is impossible to play PS3, PS2, or PS1 games on the PS5. Another question you may want to ask is “if PS5 games will play on PS4 console?”

Will PS5 Games Play on PS4?

The plain answer is NO, PS5 games won’t play on PS4 – the best we know, Sony didn’t mention that. Nevertheless, cross-gen games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, and Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on both PS5 and PS4.

Even at that, the development of  PS4 games is highly unlikely to tone down. With over 90 million PS4 consoles globally, there most likely will still be plenty of games that will be released for the console, even long after PS5 must have arrived.

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