The backwards compatibility of the PlayStation 5 allows PlayStation 4 owners to enjoy their games on their console. However, it’s worth noting that not every game is backwards compatible with the next generation of PlayStation.
A few weeks ago, Sony revealed that 99% of the games on the PlayStation 4 library would be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 5. Players have been waiting for the full list of games without the feature, and now, Sony has revealed what those games are.
No backwards compatibility
The 10 games without the feature are DWVR, Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One, TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2, Just Deal With It!, Shadow Complex Remastered, Robinson: The Journey, We Sing, Hitman Go: Definitive Edition, Shadwen, and Joe’s Diner.
The good news is that there aren’t any big titles thrown in the mix. Moreover, none of Sony’s PlayStation 4 exclusives are a part of the list. This is even less than the one percent that Sony had said won’t be compatible. In total, there are still thousands of PlayStation 4 games that can be enjoyed in the next generation.
Why the feature is important
True enough, there’s not a lot of big games that are going to launch along with the PlayStation 5 on Nov. 12. Those who are going to buy the next generation of the PlayStation have less to play with, and this might affect the sales of Sony. A lot of players might be basing their buying decision on whether or not the library makes the console worth buying.
By making some PlayStation 4 games compatible with the next generation, Sony is able to pad the library with a ton of great games. In fact, the PlayStation Plus Collection already gives PlayStation Plus subscribers with a huge list of AAA games made by Sony and some third-party developers.
In the meantime, players will have to make do with their PlayStation 4 games. It’s also worth noting that some upcoming PS5 games will still be available on the PlayStation 4. For now, players may want to hold off on getting the new consoles.
The PlayStation 5 launches on Nov. 12 in the US, and Nov. 19 elsewhere. Along with the Xbox Series X, the console is set to ring in the next generation. There are a ton of features and improvements that the console has over the PlayStation 4. The only problem now is that there’s still a shortage of pre-orders worldwide.
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