Sony PlayStation officially announced in a blog post today, that the new Sony PS5 will support more than 4,000 PS4 games, and will also add support for higher frame rates and resolutions.
The Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management, Hideaki Nishino, stated in the blog post;
A quick update on backward compatibility – With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.
We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.
In his presentation, Mark Cerny provided a snapshot into the Top 100 most-played PS4 titles, demonstrating how well our backward compatibility efforts are going. We have already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we move toward launch. We will provide updates on backward compatibility, along with much more PS5 news, in the months ahead. Stay tuned!
It is equipped with an AMD eight-core Zen 2 processor with a maximum frequency of 3.5GHz and a GPU frequency of 2.23GHz. Stream processor, 16GB of memory, equipped with a 825GB SSD hard drive, with NVMe slot.
The confirmed support for more than 4,000 PS4 games is indeed good news for the majority of players, but at present the official compatibility plan has not been given in detail.
Also the final compatibility effect of the game and the gaming experience are yet to be known.