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Sony Clarifies PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility

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There you go, Sony. Was that so hard to clarify? Could have saved yourself some bad press if your initial PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility announcement wasn’t so muddled. It originally was announced as though it would launch with only about 100 B/C games and with more to come.

That is, assuming the original wording was correct at the time and now this is a massive course correction after the backlash and confusion that followed. Which wouldn’t surprise me either.

I’m cautiously more interested again, at least for early adoption. I was obviously going to get one, just a matter of when.

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. Stay tuned!”

Hopefully in the future we can also get some answers on the PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility  with the other Playstation consoles as people are still spreading rumours.