PS5 definitely backwards compatible with Playstation 4 games
Calling all Playstation gamers: not only do we have a release date for the Playstation 5, but it has also been confirmed that you will still be able to play the games in your current collection as it supports backwards compatibility.
While Sony Playstation has refrained from revealing much of the details about the "next-gen" console, Mark Cerny, one of the Playstation architects at Sony, did speak with Wired to confirm that it will officially be called the PS5 and that it will support PS4 games.
Yes, fans will be pleased to know that there won't be any need to throw away their favourite PS4 games when they get their hands on the new console.
"Because [the PS5] is based in part on the PS4's architecture, it will also be backwards-compatible with games for that console," Wired confirmed after speaking to Cerny. "As in many other generational transitions, this will be a gentle one, with numerous new games being released for both PS4 and the next-gen console."
The publication continues: "Where exactly Hideo Kojima’s forthcoming title Death Stranding fits in that process is still unconfirmed. When asked, a spokesperson in the room repeated that the game would be released for PS4, but Cerny’s smile and pregnant pause invites speculation that it will, in fact, be a two-platform release."
Sony also released new information about their new controller, which will feature ''haptic feedback'' thereby replacing the rumble feature.
PlayStation president Jim Ryan said: "With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud."
Ryan also confirmed that the PS5 will be available to buy around "Holiday 2020" - so most likely late next year, just in time for Christmas!