After Mark Cerny's comment about how the PlayStation 5 will support "most of the top 100 PS4 games" at launch, players became concerned about the PS5's backwards compatibility. But Sony stepped in to provide some clarity to what the PS 5 is capable of.

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Some recent comments prompted suspicions that the PS5 might not be that backwards compatible

Sony made it clear that work is being done to make sure as many PS4 games as possible can be played on the upcoming PS5. In a PlayStation Blog post, Hideaki Nishino, the Senior Vice President of Platform Planning & Management of the company, confirmed that "the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5".

How backwards compatible is the PlayStation 5?

The Senior VP noted that Sony would have the backwards compatible titles to "run at a boosted frequency on PS5". So the PS4 games could expeerience higher and more stable FPS, and greater graphical resolutions. Currently, the focus is on analysis of games from title to title to make sure there are no extra troubles that developers might need to work on.

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Although Sony has officially confirmed that most of PS4 games will be PS5-compatible

Nishino, regarding Cerny's comment on the top 100 most played PS4 games, said that it meant to give a "snapshot" of how efforts on backwards compatibility by Sony are creating results. He added: “we have already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we move toward launch.”

Right now, there is no concrete number for how many PS4 games will be playable on the PS5 at launch. But Sony is trying to have as many PS4 games be working when the next-gen consoles arrive in Q4, 2020, so there will be continuous testing to ensure the backwards compatible games won't have major issues.

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Would be great to see the PS4 games with higher FPS and resolutions

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