It’s been confirmed that the upcoming PS5 will be able to run 99 percent of your PS4 games, but who’s been left in the dust?
There’s 10 PlayStation 4 titles which won’t run on your next-gen PlayStation 5, and Sony has finally confirmed which ones they are. Thankfully, there doesn’t seem to be any key PS4 games, though there’s definitely going to be some people who are left out of luck with the announcement.
According to Sony, the following PlayStation 4 titles won’t be playable on next-gen:
- 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
So why did these 10 games fail to make the cut? According to Sony, it’s due to “some console functionalities” which won’t carry over to the next console.
Sony explains: “The overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles. Select PlayStation 4 games will benefit from the PS5 console’s Game Boost, which may make PS4 games run with a higher or smoother frame rate.
“Although many PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles, some functionalities that were available on the PlayStation 4 console may not be available on PS5 consoles. In addition, some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior when played on PS5 consoles.”
The company also notes that players should “boot and play your PS4 games on your PS5 console to see if you are happy with the play experience” before you purchase any add-ons to play your PS4 games on PS5.
Though the news of the 10 unplayable games looks fairly definitive, Sony does note the the list is “subject to change and excludes demos, media, and non-game applications.”
PS5 will be available as a standard model, and as a disc-less version. Both editions will roll out in select markets including North America and Japan on November 12, followed by Europe and additional regions on November 19.
The Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of £359.99 GBP/$399.99 USD, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive will be available for an RRP of £449.99 GBP/$499.99 USD.
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