They 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.
While Sony says “the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles,” it notes that “some functionalities that were available on the PS4 console may not be available on PS5 consoles” and “some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior” when played on the next-gen system.
It advises users to test the games on PS5 before purchasing any add-on content, in case of undesirable results.
“Select PS4 games will benefit from the PS5 console’s Game Boost, which may make PS4 games run with a higher or smoother frame rate,” it adds.
While PS5 games are not compatible with the DualShock 4 controller, supported PS4 games will be playable using DualShock 4, PS5’s DualSense controller, and officially licensed third-party controllers.
Speciality peripherals, the PS Move Motion Controller and the PS VR Aim Controller will also work with supported games on PS5 consoles.
UPDATE: Sony has explained how game transfers and game saves work between PS4 and PS5. Transferring PS4 saves to the PS5 version of the same game is down to individual developers, meaning the ability to do so will vary title by title.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Sony recently confirmed that PS5 won’t be backward compatible with PS1, PS2 or PS3 games.
While PS5 players won’t be able to play their existing library of PS1, PS2 or PS3 games on the new console, legacy software will be playable with a PlayStation Now subscription.
Rival next-gen consoles Xbox Series X/S will be backward compatible with existing Xbox One games and accessories, including backward compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles, which will “look and play better than ever before”, according to Microsoft.