After the recent Mark Cerny talk, he mentioned that “almost all of the top 100 PS4 titles are compatible with PS5”, Which obviously led people to believe that these were the only titles that would work. However this is not the case.
Sony posted the following update:
A quick update on backward compatibility – With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.
We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.
In his presentation, Mark Cerny provided a snapshot into the Top 100 most-played PS4 titles, demonstrating how well our backward compatibility efforts are going. We have already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we move toward launch. We will provide updates on backward compatibility, along with much more PS5 news, in the months ahead.
Some of you may think that BC is not important. But what this means is you can sell your previous console and put money towards the PS5, making it a much easier purchase as a substantial cost of the machine will be recouperated.
Currently a used PS4 Pro is selling for just over £200. Meaning if the PS5 is in the vicinity of £399, your previous console will be able to cover over 50% of the cost. Almost a no brainer!
Hopefully games will be shown soon, and a release date should follow suit.