Sony has revealed details about how backward compatibility with games that were released on previous consoles of the family will work on the next-generation PlayStation 5 console. Yesterday, in a note on PlayStation 5 specifications, we briefly noted that the PlayStation 5 will be compatible with games for PS4 and PS4 Pro. Let’s see what kind of backward compatibility the PlayStation 5 got in the end. According to Sony, it wants more than 100 million PlayStation 4 owners to be able to save their games with the release of PlayStation 5. Therefore, Sony will be backward compatible with PlayStation 4 (Fat, Slim and Pro) . PS5 chief architect Mark Czerny (Mark Cerny) said that PS4 games will run on the PlayStation 5 using a technique called Legacy Mode. PS4 Pro games will work in Pro Legacy Mode.
It is expected that at the time of launch, the company will make sure that at least 100 popular games for PS4 are 100% compatible with PS5. In the future, the list will increase, that is, there is no need to talk about full compatibility with the PlayStation 4. Moreover, game developers will have to update their games to run on the PS5 in the aforementioned Legacy Mode and Pro Legacy Mode, since the PS5 cannot launch games from the box for PS4 and PS4 Pro. Finally, about any support for games for the PlayStation 3, which many fans dreamed of, as well as the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation One at the moment, there is no question. Most likely, it just won’t be available. You can watch the whole Sony’s presentation of the PlayStation 5 yesterday in the next video. Previously, Microsoft officially confirmed that the Xbox Series X is 100% compatible with old games for the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, which get a more stable frame rate, faster download time, higher resolution and improved picture. In this case, developers will not need to release any updates.