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Sony clarifies “overwhelming majority” of PS4 games will be backward compatible on PS5

Earlier this week, confusion arose when PlayStation 5 lead architect Mark Cerny appeared to suggest that only a limited number of PS4 titles would be backward compatible with the new console. Now, however, Sony has moved to assure consumers that the “overwhelming majority” of PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.

“Running PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro titles at boosted frequencies has added complexity,” Cerny explained during his hour-long deep dive into the PS5’s tech on Wednesday, “The boost is truly massive this time around and some game code can’t handle it.”

As a result, said Cerny, testing has to be done on a title-by-title basis. “We recently took a look at the 100 top PlayStation 4 titles as ranked by playtime,” he continued, “and we’re expecting almost all of them to be playable at launch on PlayStation 5.”

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