Sony reveals PS5 will play most PS4 games, but some ‘may exhibit errors’

With just over a month to go before the PlayStation 5 arrives, Sony has at last revealed which PS4 games won’t work on the next-generation console. Thankfully, the list is very short.

It’s not clear which games will be affected by errors or functionality issues, but Sony does list 10 existing PS4 games that won’t run on the PS5 at all:

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

Sony suggests testing your PS4 games on PS5 before buying any add-ons or DLC you want to pick up. Sony is also urging players to keep their PS5 up to date with the latest version of the firmware, which will hopefully keep any compatibility issues to a minimum.

As Sony previously confirmed, you’ll still be able to use your PlayStation VR setup for PS VR games. The PS5 supports DualShock 4 controllers, but only for PS4 games. The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets also work with the next-gen console.

When it comes to games you’ve downloaded onto your PS4 and your saved data, you can transfer all of that to your PS5 over WiFi. You’ll also be able to play PS4 games directly from a supported external storage drive.

Finally, Sony also confirmed how some game streaming will work. It says that “Remote play from PS4 to PS5” is enabled, which means you can play those PS4 games on the PS5 without actually having to install them on the local system. Of course, you’ll still need to have a PS4 around for this, so it feels like a bit of a niche option. Meanwhile, PS Now will also work on the PS5, but PS4 games that are streamed through either of these methods won’t be able to take advantage of the PS5’s Game Boost feature.

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