The PS5 will have no region lock and will allow you to run games purchased anywhere in the world. In addition, the console will receive an update, after release, to enable 8K resolution. The information is from Sony, in a post on the official PlayStation blog.
The text published by Sony is a FAQ, or “frequently asked questions”, and contains several details that are already known to most of the public, such as release dates and prices in international markets.
One of the points that draws attention is the confirmation that the PS5 will not have region lock. Thus, a video game purchased in Brazil can run a game, for example, released only in Japan. In the past, it was very common for video games to have region locks, preventing something of the sort and limiting compatibility by continents.
Sony also clarifies that the PS5 is compatible with TVs and 8K monitors, but the possibility of displaying games in this resolution will be released later, via free update, still no specific date to leave.
PS Now on PS5
Another novelty revealed only now by Sony is that the PS5 will be compatible with PS Now. The service looks like Microsoft’s Game Pass, even if it’s not the same.
Through a subscription users have access to a large catalog of games, including PS4 and PS3 titles, but only via streaming. It’s not a backwards match, but it’s a way to play old games.
Source: PS Blog.