PS5 will have backward compatibility “with 99% of PS4 games”, some titles will go up to 80 euros and other details of Sony’s presentation
We already know the price of PlayStation 5, the release date and many of the games that will arrive with the new Sony console. But the Sony event has also served to learn some additional details about the PS5 backward compatibility and the new launch price of some games.
It is one of the great doubts that there are around PS5. Will we be able to play the PS4 titles on the PS5? Sony has not yet offered all the details, but we have learned that a large part of the PS4 games will be backward compatible with the PS5.
PS5 backward compatibility
Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in an interview with The Washington Post has confirmed that the new PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with “99% of PS4 games”.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed in the Washington Post that there will be backward compatibility of thousands of PS4 games on PS5, “99 percent” of the games. In any case, he has not given more details or if they will all arrive with improvements or anything https://t.co/Qa8cKXMo8F pic.twitter.com/mmZRlH15Hz
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During the interview they talk about thousands of PS4 games that can be used on PS5, without specifying whether we must have the physical or digital copy. Nor has it been explained if these games will receive some kind of graphic improvement due to the fact of being played on the new console.
Complementing this backward compatibility, Sony will launch a Collection of 18 PS4 games backward compatible with PS5 at launch via Playstation Plus Collection. It has not clarified whether they will be available to all Plus subscribers or will be an extra. It is known that they will be there from launch day (November 19 in Spain) and that it will include titles such as ‘God of War’, ‘Fallout 4’, ‘Uncharted 4’ or ‘Persona 5’.
Some PS5 games will go up to 80 euros
Along with the launch of PS5, details have also been given on the prices of some accessories and games. For example, the new ‘DualSense Wireless Controller’ will arrive for 69.99 euros. These are the games that will be available on the same launch day.
- ‘Astro’s Playroom’, pre-installed on PS5.
- ‘Demon’s Souls’: 79.99 euros
- ‘Destruction All Stars’: 79.99 euros
- ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’: € 59.99 / € 79.99 (Ultimate Edition)
- ‘Sackboy A Big Adventure’: 69.99 euros
In some cases such as the ‘Demon’s Souls’ by Bluepoint Games, the initial cost of sale will rise to a new notch compared to what we had on PS4, with a cost about 80 euros without marking it as a collector’s edition.
This price range will also apply to Sony Worldwide Studios titles, which will be between $ 49.99 (€ 59.99) and $ 69.99 (€ 79.99). As can be seen, the change from dollars to euros causes an increase of 10 units, without taking into account the application of the different taxes in each region.
Sony games and their arrival on the PC
During the conference it was announced that titles such as ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy’ will come to PS5, as well as Xbox Series X and PC. But these are cross-platform games. In the case of titles like ‘Final Fantasy XVI’ It was announced that it would also reach PC, but Square has subsequently rectified, as reported by IGN.
A similar case occurs with ‘Demon’s Souls’, which was said to also reach PC in addition to PS5. An “error” as explained by a Sony representative, so the Sony Japan game will be exclusive to PS5 for the time being.
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