Seems like Xbox Series X’s hardware reveal shook things up at Sony. It was only two days ago that the company announced specs about its upcoming console. Although the specs do define it to be next generation, on paper, it is behind the Xbox Series X. Not to mention, while the PlayStation is kept in the dark, Xbox has been testing its console with YouTubers, a way of publicising their console in the process.
To recall the Sony announcement on their YouTube channel, in other words, it was just plain boring and after minutes of jargons, still pretty vague. There was one thing that sparked some interest though. Sony has never set out to support older titles before, from previous consoles. Xbox does this. this time around though, the PS5 would be backwards compatible as well. But there was a catch. According to Mark Cerny, the console would only support some PS4 titles and that’s it. The exact details of these titles, we would find out at the time of launch. Well, Nibel tweeted a while ago about a blog post from PlayStation.
Sony announces that the "overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles" will be playable on #PS5
— Nibel (@Nibellion) March 20, 2020
According to his tweet, the blog states that most of the titles from PS4 would be playable on the PS5. To put them in number, the blog states that more than four thousand titles from the PS4 would come to the PS5, with support.
Additionally, since the hardware of the upcoming PS5 would be quite “boosted”, the titles from PS4 would run much better. This means that players would see higher frame rates and resolutions, fewer frame drops. Though this would be specific to every title. This is because while some titles may not be very power-hungry, titles like RDR2 or Witcher 3 would certainly help churn the machine.