PS4 PS5 PS5 backwards compatibility works with 99% of PS4 games

Good news for all gamers, "99 percent" of PS4 games are playable with PS5 backwards compatibility, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed following the news of the PS5 price and PS5 release date earlier this week.

Ryan said that thousands of PS4 games have been tested on PS5, and the overwhelming majority run fine with the console's backwards compatibility programme, with only 1% unplayable at present.

It's unclear what makes that minority of PS4 games incompatible with the PS5 hardware, but it does suggest that it'll be a rare case for players to boot up one of their favourite classic on their next-gen system, only to find it doesn't work in the first place.