These PS4 games won't be playable on the PS5

Sony has announced a few of the PS4 games that won’t work on PS5.

While Xbox has been pushing the backwards compatibility angle hard, Sony has kept fans a little more in the dark regarding which PS4 titles will work on the PS5. We’ve been informed that the “overwhelming majority” would work, but there are always going to be some stragglers left behind in the generational jump.

While providing details on how to transfer games and set up backwards compatibility, Sony’s support page recently confirmed a shortlist of games that definitely won’t be hopping about the next-generation express when the PS5 arrives on November 12 (or 19, depending on your region)

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[]DWVR
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]Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
[]TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2
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]Just Deal With It!
[]Shadow Complex Remastered
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]Robinson: The Journey
[]We Sing
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]Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
[]Shadwen
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]Joe’s Diner
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We imagine it’s unlikely many of the games above were high on folks’ lists to check out on the new console. But it certainly helps to know in advance on the off chance that they were. According to Sony, the PlayStation Store will also now mark titles that aren’t next-gen compatible as “Playable on PS4 only.”

If you want to play your compatible PS4 games on PS4, the process is pretty simple. Physical games will only need the disc put into the console, while digital games should already appear in your library if you use the same account. You’ll also be able to transfer over save data using wifi if both consoles are connected.

As Sony has previously noted, only certain PS4 games will get a boost to performance when played on the PS5, so don’t expect a massive jump for all your old games. Still, having extra power behind them can’t really hurt, either. You’ll also be able to hook up your PS4 controllers and peripherals when playing older titles, but they won’t work when playing PS5 games (included updated versions).

Source AllGamers

A relatively small list, so I’m not too saddened by it. Plus, I wouldn’t say these are all major losses, we can still play them on the PS4, and can play them on many other consoles and devices. So I think all will be fine.

I just wish they would have made their whole library backwards compatible. I’m speaking of PS1, PS2, and PS3 as well.

This is crazy! Why should they do that! Some old classic consoles like the PS2 was designed to be backward compatible with old PS 1 and PS classic games. Why not on PS5? Are they trying to phase our those particular games? Some of us have to sell our PS4 console in order to afford the expensive PS5!!

I don’t mind this as I don’t even have those games anyway. It makes sense. Newer consoles are different and more powerful then the older ones so old games shouldn’t work on the new consoles anyways. Don’t know why people would be upset about it. The new games will be even better.

I totally agree with you. The new games are better. But for some of us, we have to dispose of off the old console in order to afford the new one! But in this case, it means disposing of the games I love. Having two consoles doesn’t make sense to me! I’d rather have one that can handle everything.

This is really good to know. If only these couple of games then we are all good.

Imagine that we can play all Playstations editions gamea on ps5 :slight_smile: that would be so nice ? is that even possible?