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"Almost all" top 100 PS4 games will be playable at launch on the PS5, with more titles playable over time

JORMBO

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Not sure what is accurate about BC at the moment:



Lastly, we’re excited to confirm that the backwards compatibility features are working well. We recently took a look at the top 100 PS4 titles as ranked by play time, and we’re expecting almost all of them to be playable at launch on PS5. With more than 4000 games published on PS4, we will continue the testing process and expand backwards compatibility coverage over time.

Cerny said "most of the top 100" Ps4 games will be playable at release. How does everyone feel about this? I thought most PS4 games would be playable. :(
 
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Eh I think you all are jumping the gun on this. The implication I got was that it was BC with PS4. Its just that they TESTED the top 100 games.

I thought most PS4 games would be playable. :(

They probably will be. They just don't want to guarantee it 100% in case there's unforseen issues with obscure game x or y.
 

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What I expected really.

BC usually just meant things may work with issues. MS put lots of effort into their xb1 BC and embraced it as a feature with enhancements to games.

Sony just doesn’t seem to really care that much. You can’t even get the cheap ass ps1 games on the ps4.
 
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So Capcom will be skipping a patch of RE 4 PS4 version and instead sell the game again lol. Hopefully most games i play are compatible.
 
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Weird, I though it was just throw the games as they are since its the same architecture.

I think Sony may be pissing the bed a little bit with Ps5, this better be 100$ less than the Series X
 
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The biggest fail so far.
Truly because we know how Sony treats BC (PS1+2 not counting).
The worse part of it all is that you're dependent on Sony to do it and not like Xbox where the system does everything without developer interference.
 
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Stoopid. I thought one of the PS5's key edges would be simply carrying the PS4's momentum forward with full compatibility with all the games you already have - get one as both an 8th gen upgrade as well as new 9th gen exclusives - but if they messed that up that advantage is gone.


Starting to wonder about my next gen choice tbh...
 
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i mean, duh. this is how it works with literally every single BC system ever. it isn't going to play 100% of all games right out of the box. having that expectation is pretty silly, given how BC has worked in every other real world instance. sometimes, the older games work right away. sometimes they don't, the faster framerate breaks physics, etc. so the games need to be patched. they do this on xbox.

i dunno, some people freaking out right now are on this "all or nothing" trip. they won't be happy until it plays every single game released in the past 25 years. that's a pretty silly expectation.
 
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This is very disappointing and Sony really haven't tried as hard as Microsoft on this. I must say that the series x looks more appealing for multiplatform games.
 
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lol wtf, he said that the architecture has assured retrocompat, but still due to changes of hardware, games should be tested on a game to game basis, BUT they tested the 100 most played game and all those games work perfectly.
You can extrapolate that to say that most of ps4 games will play without issues or with minor issues.

I bet its going to be better than ps1 retrocompat on the ps2 and that was like a 98% compatbility.