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New PS4 games must also run on PlayStation 5 from July, Sony tells devs

Sony has told PlayStation 4 game developers that any new titles submitted for certification must also be compatible with PlayStation 5, beginning 13th July.

This means all PS4 games received by Sony for testing after the middle of that month are technically forwards compatible – playable on Sony’s next-gen console – though it is up to each game’s developer to ensure this is the case.

Developer documentation – released on PlayStation’s internal Partner website and seen by Eurogamer – details an option developers must check to state their game has been tested for compatibility with PS5 hardware. This option was added at the end of April in a new version of Sony’s PS4 software developer kit.

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