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PlayStation 5 Backward Compatibility: List of Incompatible Games and Other Information

Sony PlayStation has published full information regarding the backward compatibility of the PlayStation 5 with the PlayStation 4. Games will work in Game Boost mode, save can be transferred via Wi-Fi, and some games can even be upgraded to PS5 version.

As Jim Ryan promised earlier, 99% of PS4 games will run on the PS5 - in fact, there are even more. Of the 4000+ titles, only a few will be impossible to launch on the PlayStation 5, Whcih are as follows:

  • 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
  • Joe's diner

In order to run a PS4 game, you need, as usual, to install it from the library or from a disc. Saves can be transferred over Wi-Fi, external media, or downloaded from PlayStation Plus storage.

Some games will offer a paid or free upgrade to a digital PS5 version. To get it, you need to select the appropriate option in the game menu on the console home screen, even if you have a disc version of the game. In this case, you still have to use the disk every time you start.