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PlayStation confirm 99% of PS4 games will be playable on PS5 at launch

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"We know our fans have invested a lot of time building their collection of PS4 games, so library portability is critically important," says Nishino. "When you sign in to PS5 with your account, you will automatically see your library of played PS4 content through the menu. Approximately 99 percent of the thousands of PS4 titles, both catalog and newly published, will be playable on PS5, and we’re excited about supporting our PlayStation community as they transition from PS4 to PS5 when they’re ready."
 

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I still wouldn’t be the first to jump on. Imagine seeing a save file in the hundreds of hours being corrupted. I’d let someone else go first:)
 

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That doesn't confirm anything. There's nothing about them being all available at launch.
 

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"We know our fans have invested a lot of time building their collection of PS4 games, so library portability is critically important," says Nishino. "When you sign in to PS5 with your account, you will automatically see your library of played PS4 content through the menu. Approximately 99 percent of the thousands of PS4 titles, both catalog and newly published, will be playable on PS5, and we’re excited about supporting our PlayStation community as they transition from PS4 to PS5 when they’re ready."
Boom!!! Awesome, Now about PS4 Game Saves transferring over?
 

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If Shadow of the Colossus doesn't get boosted to 4K60 I'll throw my PS5 in a fire.
It's my sons favorite game, his other favorite is Bloodborne.... he is at the one reborn now. (age 7)

So I am totally on board with that sentiment.
 
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That doesn't confirm anything. There's nothing about them being all available at launch.
I'm not sure how they would have to word it so that people like you understand why they even claim that "when you sign on to your ps5" heavily implies that this is from the get go... which is not surprising because the word backward compatibility is used properly here (not some per game patch).

They say 99% because you can't ever say 100% for these things, not because they tested all games to make sure they behaved in the exact same manner as they did on the PS4/PRO and decided to not support 1% of the games.
 

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While XB style enhancements would be nice, I'm happy to hear (for the 20th time) that the PS5 can play that many PS4 games. Imagine someone being new to the PlayStation ecosystem. LOTS of games to play!


Someone new will have plenty to enjoy with the Plus Collection. I wish I could experience those games for the first time, again.
 

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Dope. Kinda already had all of my wants basically confirmed by the PS Plus news, but always good to hear someone other than Jim Ryan confirming for the rest lol

I'd assume they at least automatically get the better load times, and should be better than throwing an SSD in a PS4 too.

edit: LOL Sony.. I still wish they'd just say the damn words AT LAUNCH in these statements.. really feels like that's purposeful at this point leaving it out, but who knows.
 
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From what I hear... the games in BC mode ca transfer saves directly. However, if the game is an upgraded version of the same game.... i.e. CP2077 free upgrade, it is technically a different game and needs to be started as such and has a new set of trophies etc.

That's so dumb, it didn't have to be that way. Hopefully they have a proper solution.
 
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Boom!!! Awesome, Now about PS4 Game Saves transferring over?

Yeah this is what I want to know. Im nt talking the current situation of save files not transferring over when there is a ps5 update for a ps4 game. Im talking just a rawdog ps4 game, can it use the same ps4 saves?
 
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Hate to be a stick in the mud but they don't say launch at all. Just that they will. That could be 5 years from now. I hope it is launch though, I just think we need to not read into it too much.
lol, I noticed this too.. it's annoying

But "when you sign in to your PS5" really should imply he means launch.

Why Sony can't just say or type the words is beyond me lol
 
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lol, I noticed this too.. it's annoying

But "when you sign in to your PS5" really should imply he means launch.

Why Sony can't just say or type the words is beyond me lol
Probably to cover their butts. If it's 80% at launch (a great number) people will complain regardless but they won't be able to say false advertising or something like that.
 
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She says she cant play forza. It’ll be funny if after all this talk about backwards compatibility in XSX is multi-gen but but lower in actual games. People will be more pissed if a xbox one game doesnt play on their xbox sx then if a PS3 game doesnt run on their PS5.
 
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This has been known since the fucking Road to PS5 video, we shouldn't have to re release info as if it were new just because xBox fans have selective amnesia!
 
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She says she cant play forza. It’ll be funny if after all this talk about backwards compatibility in XSX is multi-gen but but lower in actual games. People will be more pissed if a xbox one game doesnt play on their xbox sx then if a PS3 game doesnt run on their PS5.
My mighty experience screams that she absolutely loves big.
 
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Well, it's one of 18 games already to confirmed to work on PS5, so no.

You'd also imagine they'd be the most likely to support boost mode too, although without patching there's no way Bloodborne is going to exceed its 30fps cap.

Objectively I doubt Sony will be able to easily do the sort of things MS is doing to automatically enhance its back catalog given that it seems most likely that they are using proper hardware B/C, as opposed to the virtualized system on Xbox.
 
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Glad to see Sony hammering home their commit here - it really is important. Have they given us figures on our many PS4 titles will get their "boosted" treatment? I'm imagining their biggest sellers would get their "boosted" profiles on day one, at least?
 
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What's interesting to note:

We should start seeing the PS4 copies of games that are getting PS5 boost patches, get patched.. since that's how Sony is implementing "upgrades."

You actually have to push a patch out for the PS4 version of the game... and if people pay attention to games getting patched in October we might see some signs there.
 
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I should have posted /s but I guess it was tailor made for you. So maybe not. Good tip: don't become obsssessed with me. It's bad for your health.
Being able to spot a frequent fanboy on a forum =/= obsession. Thinking that highly of yourself is bad for your health.
 
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Being able to spot a frequent fanboy on a forum =/= obsession. Thinking that highly of yourself is bad for your health.

I think I'm quite on the money. You're not the only stalker I got. All your responses directed at me, on my threads, and other threads are aggressive and angry. Just as that post forcing out a reaction. Not good for your health to obsess on a user.
 
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