On March 18, Sony officially revealed a lot of details about its upcoming PS5 console. In the presentation, the architect of the PlayStation 5 Mark Cerny, talked a lot about the speed of the upcoming PS5 and how the new console makes use of the SSD. Sony also revaeled that the new system will use a custom AMD processor with 8 Zen 2 cores at 3.5 GHz.
During the presentation, Mark also took the wrap off and confirmed that PS5 will be backward compatible with PS4 games. Mark said, that they have so far tested 100 PS4 titles as ranked by playtime and almost all of them will be playable at launch on PS5.
Now, in addition to this Sony has made a quick update on the PS5 backward compatibility which you can find below. Sony posted an update on PS5 backward compatibility, stating that “the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.
Update on PS5 backward compatibility: https://t.co/VdyA6t1buh
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 20, 2020
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