PlayStation 5: Everything you need to know about games and PS4 compatibility!
On November 19, 2020 we are waiting for the new PlayStation 5, however, in some countries the launch starts today on Thursday, November 12 and that is why Sony decided to solve all gamers’ questions about the new game console in the form of questions and answers ( Q&A ) on its official blog.
The company covers everything one can think of in terms of hardware, games, peripherals, compatibility, connections, etc., and essentially provides answers to the most crucial issues that concern those interested. So let’s see what Sony has to say about Games.
What games will be available at the PS5 premiere?
Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) (Pre-installed on PS5)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games)
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (included with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition) (Insomniac Games)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Digital Sumo)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
Borderlands 3 (2K)
Bugsnax (Young Horses) [free for all PS Plus subscribers]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision) (November 13)
Dead by Daylight (Behavior Interactive)
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
Dirt 5 (Codemasters)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
Godfall (Gearbox Publishing)
Goonya Fighter (Mutan)
King Oddball (10Tons Ltd)
Maneater (Tripwire Interactive)
NBA 2K21 (2K)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Observer: System Redux (Bloober)
Overcooked! All You Can Eat (Team 17)
The Pathless (Annapurna Interactive)
Planet Coaster (Frontier)
Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition (Nacon)
Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft)
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship (Nacon)
Is there a difference in the performance of the games if I install them from a Blu-ray disc or download them digitally?
No, either way the performance will be exactly the same.
Can I pause a PS5 game and continue from where I left off?
As with the PS4, if you run a game and put the PS5 in Rest Mode or open a media application, the game will resume where you left off when you returned to it. If you start another game or turn off the PS5 (Power off), then the game you played first will not automatically start from where you left off. However, thanks to the PS5’s fast SSD storage, the game loads instantly.
Are PS5 games locked by region lock?
Can I access my digital toy collection from any PS5 and if so, how?
Gamers can login to their PlayStation account from any console and of course have access to their content. This can also be done through the new PlayStation application for mobile devices that allows gamers to sign in without having to enter their password with the remote control.
Will the list of Trophies on the PS5 be different from the other PS Trophies I have won?
The Trophies lists combine everything you picked up from the PS3, PS Vita, PS4 and PS5, sorted in chronological order from what you most recently unlocked.
Are there any changes to refunds from digital markets? Will it make a difference if I own the PS5 Digital Edition?
The PlayStation Store refund and cancellation policy remains the same.
Can I play PS4 games on PS5?
Yes, 99% of PS4 4000+ titles are supported.
Will I see a difference in PS4 games when I play them on PS5?
Yes, select PS4 games have a faster download time when running on PS5 and support Game Boost for improved or more stable frame rates. In some games with unlimited frame rates and dynamic resolution up to 4K, you may see a much better picture. Game Boost is automatically activated for PS4 games and you do not need to do anything. In addition, PS4 games will benefit from new user interface features.
Does the fast PS5 SSD offer an advantage when playing PS4 and PS VR games?
PS4 and PS VR games will load much faster when stored and installed on the PS5’s internal SSD, but will not support all the features of the new SSD.
Can I play PS4 games from a USB drive?
Yes. Storing PS4 games and opening them from a USB drive is a great way to access them from your PS5 without taking up storage space on the new console. It’s the suggested way to free up storage space for PS5 games that you can’t run from an external storage drive.
Additionally, gamers can choose from the PS5 settings to be exiled to install all PS4 games (including those you buy digitally from the PS Store and data from Blu-ray Discs) and future patches on a connected external USB drive. Note that not all USB drives are supported by the PS5. An external storage drive cannot be used via a USB hub, and the PS5 does not support the simultaneous connection of two or more external storage drives.
Is there a specific type of USB drive that I could use to store PS4 games to play on the PS5?
Use a SuperSpeed USB drive (USB 3.0 or later) with at least 250GB of storage (up to 8TB maximum), which will be formatted to the exFAT standard (the PS5 can “format” a connected compatible USB drive to the exFAT standard).
If I have purchased PS4 digital games from the PS Store, can I download them to PS5?
Yes and 99% compatibility with the PS4 4000+ titles on PS5.
Will demos and beta versions of PS4 games be available on PS5?
Most older PS4 demos and betas will not be supported by PS5. The respective demos and betas of the new games will normally be supported.
Are there specific game versions for PS4 and PS5?
Yes. The PS5 games are unique and specially written to take full advantage of the new game console, including the new DualSense wireless remote control with custom feedback and custom triggers, faster load times, 3D Audio and enhanced graphics.
If I have a PS4 game, can I upgrade to the PS5 version?
Some PS4 games will be able to be upgraded to their digital version for the PS5. When using the PS5 you may have the option to upgrade a PS4 game to its digital version for the PS5. Depending on the game, this upgrade may be free or costly and requires an Internet connection.
For example, versions of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure for PS4 offer a free upgrade for PS5. If you own these games, just visit the Hub of every game on PS5 to see the selection. Note that Blu-ray discs are not supported by the PS5 Digital Edition. If you own a PS4 Blu-ray game disc you will not be able to use them on the PS5 Digital Edition or claim an upgrade to the PS5 version.
If I do not upgrade the PS4 game to the PS5 version, or if there is no version for the PS5 in general, will I be able to play on the new game console?
Yes and 99% compatibility with the PS4 4000+ titles on PS5.
If I have the Blu-ray Disc of a PS4 game and buy the PS5 Digital edition, can I upgrade the game?
No, the upgrade is not supported nor can you play on the PS5 Digital Edition as it does not have an optical drive.
How do I transfer save files from PS4 games to PS5?
The process can be done by connecting the PS4 to the PS5 via LAN cable, wireless connection (WiFi) or by storing the files on a compatible external USB drive. If you are an active PS Plus subscriber, then you can transfer saves from PS4 to PS5 via cloud.
Can I transfer the saves from the PS4 game version to the PS5 version of the same game?
This feature is purely for the game developer and will vary depending on the game. For example, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is now supported, while Sackboy: A Big Adventure will be available in a future update.
How does online multiplayer work on PS4 games when you play them on PS5?
Playing in PS4 online game mode on PS4 or PS5 (backwards compatibility), you will be able to play with other players regardless of the console they have.
If I have a PS4 game, will I be able to play with a friend who has the PS5 version of the same game (and vice versa)?
There will be the possibility, but it clearly concerns the decision that the game developer will make.
Is voice communication between PS4 and PS5 supported?
Yes, gamers on PS4 and PS5 (as well as users of the new PlayStation App mobile app) will be able to chat normally in Parties. Some games will support in-game voice chat even between different versions of the game (PS4 or PS5).
How can I send gaming invitations between PS4 and PS5?
You will be able to send and receive invitations to games that support cross-gen gaming between PS4 and PS5. If you receive an invitation to participate, the notification that you will see on the screen will inform you about the platform that supports the game. If a PS5 game does not have a PS4 version, then gamers on PS4 will not see the invitation.
Will I have access to my library on the PlayStation Plus subscription service?
Yes, if a PS4 game is supported by PS5 and you are an active subscriber, then you will be able to download it and play it on PS5.
Will PlayStation Now be available on PS5?
Yes, gamers will be able to access the PlayStation Now service from the PS5 for both streaming and downloading compatible games.
Will PlayStation Plus offer PS5 games?
All PlayStation Plus members will continue to receive at least two PS4 games each month. Our goal is to add PS5 games every month.
What is the PlayStation Plus Collection?
This is a carefully selected collection of top PS4 games that fully characterize the previous generation of the game console, with titles such as Batman: Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World etc. It will be available from November 12, 2020 for all active PS Plus subscribers who also own the PS5.
Can I play PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on PS5?
No, the PS5 will only be able to run games of its own generation and 99% of PS4 titles, including those on PlayStation VR.