PS5 games showcase on June 4, PS4 games to be next-gen compatible

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The PS5 will finally get an official games reveal on June 4 as Sony instructs PS4 games to be compatible with the PS5.

After months of gruel waiting, Sony has finally decided to hold a games showcase for the upcoming PS5.

PS5 showcase details

Jim Ryan, the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the event on the Playstation blog.

In the blog titled “You’re Invited: A Look at the Future of Gaming on PlayStation 5.”, Ryan confirms the games showcase date to be held on June 4, at 1 PM PST. He acknowledged that the road to the PS5 had taken a different turn, especially with how the coronavirus has forced businesses to adapt to a digital setting.

Furthermore, Ryan says that while Sony has revealed all the technical details of the PS5 as well as the DualSense controller, they are yet to reveal the games that would come with the next-gen console.

“That’s why I’m excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday. The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe,” Ryan says in the blog. “Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.”

The PS5 games showcase will run for over an hour. Since Sony couldn’t hold any physical events, the showcase will be all-digital. Earlier in May, Sony had announced that they would soon hold a games reveal for the Playstation 5. Thankfully, they made true on that word.

Playstation fans would be able to stream the event live on Twitch and YouTube.

PS4 games next-gen compatibility

In another development, Eurogamer reports that Sony has instructed developers to make all their PS4 games to be forwards compatible. Starting July 13, all PS4 games should be PS5 compatible.

This is in line with Mark Cerny’s announcement back in March. He explains that 100 of the top PS4 games will be playable on the PS5. Sony senior VP Hideaki Nishino also later said that majority of more than 4000 PS4 titles would be forwards compatible. This will happen so that players can enjoy these games at a higher frame rate and better resolutions.

However, Sony is yet to give word on when that would happen.

Now it is still a big question as to how forwards compatibility could happen to PS4 games. A game can be considered forwards compatible when its submission codes run without problems on the PS5. Furthermore, the PS5 should include the same feature set as that of the PS4.

The PS5 is set for a holiday 2020 release window.


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