Only 10 PlayStation 4 (PS4) games will not run on PlayStation 5 (PS5), according to official information from Sony’s support pages published this past week. Among the unsupported games, there are known names such as Hitman Go and Turist Trophy Isle of Man – Ride on The Edge 2.
Besides confirming the games incompatible with the new console, Sony’s documentation gives details about how the PS4 games behave on the PS5, as well as ways to migrate content from one video game to another. There is also confirmation of support for optional controls such as steering wheels and authorized peripherals.
Regarding current generation games, Sony states that only ten games are restricted to the PS4. They will be designated as “playable only on PS4” on the PlayStation Store and cannot be installed and run on PS5:
- 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
Regarding others, Sony notes that games can offer Game Boost mode. The feature makes the game recognize the most powerful hardware on the PS5 to run better than the PS4, with superior graphics and more stable performance. To benefit from these advantages, the recommendation is to always keep the PS5 games updated to the latest versions.
There are also caveats that even games compatible with PS5 may have some kind of limitation in terms of features originally supported on PS4, besides errors and possible performance problems. However, Sony does not give any example of what these features would be and recommends that the user test each game before purchasing DLCs and additional content for PS4 games.
The support page also clarifies that those who buy the PS5 can migrate data – such as digital games and saves – directly from the PS4 to the new console via Wi-Fi. Also, the player can simply download everything back from the library associated with the account, and PS Plus saves storage if they are subscribed.
Sony Gold and Platinum headsets are fully compatible with the new console, as are any USB headset or P2 plug-in headset. The only caveat is that the Companion App for Sony headsets does not work on PlayStation 5.
Regarding controls and peripherals, Sony reiterates previous information that DualShock 4 works on PS5 only for PS4 games. The same goes for current controls of other brands, provided they are approved by Sony for PS4. Some types of accessories, such as steering wheels for racing games, arcade sticks, and controls for flight simulators, will also have compatibility with PS5 games.
Finally, the supporting documentation also notes that PS4 features and apps, such as Second Screen to transmit image and sound to mobile and PC or Live From PlayStation, are not supported on PS5.
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