PS4 games that won’t work on PS5 and backward compatibility details.
Sony has revealed the list of games from PlayStation 4 that will not work on PlayStation 5. There will be few of them. After long tests, which were mentioned for the first time in March, a list of titles has been prepared on the PlayStation support page. It is as follows:
- Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One;
- TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2;
- Just Deal With It !;
- Shadow Complex Remastered;
- Robinson: The Journey;
- We Sing;
- Hitman Go: Definitive Edition;
- Joe’s Diner.
As you can see, apart from Hitman Go, TT Isle of Man 2 and Shadow Complex Remastered, we are dealing with medium productions, not to say weak. The remaining games (well over 4,000) should run on PlayStation 5 without any problems. Some of them will benefit from the additional power of the new console, some may show minor distortions. For this reason, Sony advises to always update your PS5 to the latest software version. So it looks like that possible bugs in backwards compatibility will be corrected as the console system is refined.
It was also marked to check the performance of the selected title on PS5 before we buy any additional add-ons and assess whether we are satisfied with how the game works. In the case of titles compatible with PlayStation VR, of course, we will need goggles and a special PS Camera adapter, which we will find in the set with the console.
The very process of launching games from PS4 to PS5 will be simple. If we have the title on the disc and PlayStation 5 in the motorized version, we just have to put the game into the console, we will download any updates and we can play. We will be able to copy digital versions directly from PS4 to PS5 or download from scratch from PlayStation Store.
It has also clarified which system functions from PS4 will not work on PS5 in games running in backwards compatibility. They will be:
In addition, we will not use the new camera in PS4 games. The Share menu (opened by holding the button of the same name on the DualShock 4) will also be unavailable, which will change the operation of shortcuts related to this option. Pressing the Share button will open a new creation menu, holding it down will take a screenshot, and pressing twice will start (or end) video recording.
So it can be seen that the initial concerns about limited backward compatibility were unfounded. The games that we won’t run on PS5 are mostly niche (and weak) productions, so no one will cry for them. It is a pity that Sony still has not been tempted to present how the improved PS4 games on PS5 work and look.