Can I Play PS5 Games on PS4?
As the PlayStation 5 nears its launch date, PS4 users are likely asking themselves: can they play PS5 games on the previous-gen console? The short answer is no – but there are a few caveats to this.
In a bid to make its next-generation hardware more appealing to existing users, certain PS5 games will offer backward compatibility with the PS4. Generally, however, the feature will be limited to enhanced visuals/performance.
The kind of games we’re talking about are those that are exclusive to the PS5. Unless you own both consoles, these titles will not be playable on the PS4.
Will I Be Able To Upgrade PS4 Games For PS5?
Yes, you can! There are certain PS4 titles eligible for a free upgrade to the PS5 version. While the list is currently quite limited, Sony has promised more will become available in the near future. Here’s a list of some of the games that qualify for a free upgrade:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Days Gone
- Borderlands 3
- Destiny 2: Beyond Light
Playing PS5 games on a PS4 isn’t an option at present – though cross-gen compatibility and the ability to upgrade certain titles free of charge means you won’t necessarily have to miss out either.