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

peter42O

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Game Informer isn't giving us any updated info. That's the same shit that was said back in March at the Cerny and then later on at the PlayStation Blog. Sony hasn't said or confirmed anything since. Everyone is still waiting for official confirmation.
 
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Remij

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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.
LMAO you can't seem to figure out how they could word it?

Let me give you a simple answer.

"Yes... you will be able to play 99% of your PS4 games on PS5 at launch."


You know what they shouldn't say? Things like: "when they're ready"
 

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How many of those will be enhanced? Will it be automatically like of Xbox or do you need a patch?
 

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Very dodgy case of selective reading. Not a confirmation at all.
 

DrScissorsMD

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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.
Quick check of my post history shows majority of my responses arent about you. That said, you’re right, it is hard not to post on your threads when you post so many vapid “Do you agree PS is better than XBox because xyz? Poll inside!” threads that it fills up half of GAF. I think flies are pretty annoying and will swat them away when they’re near but I certainly don’t obsess over them, either.
 
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Quick check of my post history shows majority of my responses arent about you. That said, you’re right, it is hard not to post on your threads when you post so many vapid “Do you agree PS is better than XBox because xyz? Poll inside!” threads that it fills up half of GAF. I think flies are pretty annoying and will swat them away when they’re near but I certainly don’t obsess over them, either.

Even on threads I'm not anywhere near you bring me up... but I think the bold says enough. I'm just saying there is the ignore button. It's ok if you don't want to use it and keep replying to my posts/threads. I just don't see it doing you any good.
 
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Life of the black tiger should go from 3fps to 6fps. Hot, lol.
 
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Zefah

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Why were they so cagey about it before? Made it sound like only the top 50 games or something would run.
 
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LMAO you can't seem to figure out how they could word it?

Let me give you a simple answer.

"Yes... you will be able to play 99% of your PS4 games on PS5 at launch."


You know what they shouldn't say? Things like: "when they're ready"

I'm going to assume English isn't your first language if you're having trouble understanding what "when they're ready" means there.

99% of games are supported at launch.
 
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Whether or not I keep my pre-order or sell it to a friend is determined by whether or not the two PS4 games I own are on that list 🐹
 

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Who cares about PS4 games, I want to replay Lair and Heavenly Sword!

*said no one ever

Oooh I could actually go for some Lair with haptic feedback and 4K60 ...

But also on topic, really glad the backwards compatibility is there. Probably what I'll use the PS5 for the most when I get one. Gosh darn backlog problems.
 
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Some people on this forum are going to get a hell of a lot of mileage out of the 1%.
 

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Why were they so cagey about it before? Made it sound like only the top 50 games or something would run.
Yeah should have been more forward with that stuff. they can learn from the reactions on the webz i would say. just make better and broader press releases. Just like the dodgy messaging around the psplus collection.... they told us once and now we hear nothing about it. They are not milking it out like MS is doing with every buzzword they drop. and because ms is shouting so loud it feels like Sony is hiding behind the curtains.
 
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Yeah should have been more forward with that stuff. they can learn from the reactions on the webz i would say. just make better and broader press releases. Just like the dodgy messaging around the psplus collection.... they told us once and now we hear nothing about it. They are not milking it out like MS is doing with every buzzword they drop. and because ms is shouting so loud it feels like Sony is hiding behind the curtains.

It's just the new team they got in their marketing dept. Before they had their marketing spread by region, each doing their thing. I think for cost cutting measures and other reasons they consolidated the teams.

I don't think its paying out. Last gen SCEA marketing dept ran circles around MS's marketing dept in NA. I think SCEA's marketing dept "demise" if you will is being felt. At the very least personal changes mattering. The question is, will Jim see the problem and fix it or will brand power cloud his/their assessment of the marketing dept. performance as currently constructed/performing. We won't know.
 
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cireza

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Honestly, the quote and original article are still a bit vague, and the thread title feels like a bit of a stretch.
 
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Ah good to know , ive been wanting to play Ghost of Tsushima & Death Stranding on Ps4 Pro , but it sounds like a jet engine taking off. Ill wait to play it on a (hopefully) silent PS5.
 

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"When you sign into your PS5"

I guess no one is signing into their accounts at launch.

I swear console wars turns people into retards.
It's like you can't understand the simplicity of what I'm saying... despite going out of my way to make it as simple as possible.

They haven't directly confirmed it yet.. and leave just enough ambiguity to their statements to have people continue to question it.

Just come the fuck out and say YES most of the library will work at launch.
 
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Remij

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I'm going to assume English isn't your first language if you're having trouble understanding what "when they're ready" means there.

99% of games are supported at launch.
Oh I understand. Except Sony is doing everything but coming right out and saying it straight.

You know that if they would just say "at launch"... it would put this stupid argument to rest?
 

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VR games , you can't play them until you receive PSVR2

They said PSVR1 is supported with a free camera attachment... first generation PSVR1 users will just leave it connected to PS4 Pro as I want to stop this BS of using a splitter/switch to get HDR and 4K when I want to as well as play VR games (the first generation breakout box does not have HDR pass through). Not going to buy the second generation, but waiting for PSVR2.
 

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It's vague if you have a learning disability.
Maybe YOU have the learning disability... since you don't understand that at no point in their quote do they say "at launch" like the OP title suggests..
 

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Oh I understand. Except Sony is doing everything but coming right out and saying it straight.

You know that if they would just say "at launch"... it would put this stupid argument to rest?

No, concern would shift to some other way of misinterpreting it and finding a negative slant to it.
 

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No, concern would shift to some other way of misinterpreting it and finding a negative slant to it.
No. Simply saying "at launch" would leave no way of misinterpreting it.

Their stupid messaging about the "100 top games being playable day 1" and shit was what kicked off this BS. If 99% of your games are playable on day 1... then why the FUCK do you need to say X amount of the top 100 games will be playable... duh, no shit they will...
 

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Maybe YOU have the learning disability... since you don't understand that at no point in their quote do they say "at launch" like the OP title suggests..

No, only a fucking imbecile would think what they said would mean anything other than launch.

Not everyone is stupid enough to need everything spelled out for them.
 

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No, only a fucking imbecile would think what they said would mean anything other than launch.

Not everyone is stupid enough to need everything spelled out for them.
Well, I'm starting to question you. Because you probably think that I'm arguing that they wont be. When the reality is that what I'm saying... is that anyone smart knows that there's a LOT of stupid people out there.. and that the SIMPLIST thing Sony could do to end all this, is simply say "YES your 99% of PS4 games will work AT LAUNCH"

And yet you fools are getting caught up in your feels defending Sony's fucked up messaging. With tech, you can't afford not to assume people are stupid...
 

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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."

Hey why is this guy is banned here?

Not to mention hes a gold member

You guys ok wih loosing money?
 

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That's so dumb, it didn't have to be that way. Hopefully they have a proper solution.
I have big hopes at least for CDPR games. They even managed to have a crosssave-like solution for Witcher 3 between PC and Switch.
 

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They said PSVR1 is supported with a free camera attachment... first generation PSVR1 users will just leave it connected to PS4 Pro as I want to stop this BS of using a splitter/switch to get HDR and 4K when I want to as well as play VR games (the first generation breakout box does not have HDR pass through). Not going to buy the second generation, but waiting for PSVR2.
Still hoping against hope that the breakout box isn’t required since it was only for 3D audio on ps4.
 
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Well, I'm starting to question you. Because you probably think that I'm arguing that they wont be. When the reality is that what I'm saying... is that anyone smart knows that there's a LOT of stupid people out there.. and that the SIMPLIST thing Sony could do to end all this, is simply say "YES your 99% of PS4 games will work AT LAUNCH"

And yet you fools are getting caught up in your feels defending Sony's fucked up messaging. With tech, you can't afford not to assume people are stupid...
what a meltdown
 

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Why were they so cagey about it before? Made it sound like only the top 50 games or something would run.

No. Simply saying "at launch" would leave no way of misinterpreting it.

Their stupid messaging about the "100 top games being playable day 1" and shit was what kicked off this BS. If 99% of your games are playable on day 1... then why the FUCK do you need to say X amount of the top 100 games will be playable... duh, no shit they will...

Cerny made clear in his presentation that BC was an important part of the PS5 CPU/GPU design right from the start. It's part of the hw. That's why 99% of all PS4 games will run without needing any modifications or patches.



The confusion started when people started (wilfully) misinterpreting his remarks about the PS5's boost mode. Cerny said games would have to be tested on a case per case basis to see if they'd still work correctly while running at a much higher speed. He then went on to say that Sony had tested the 100 most popuplar PS4 games and they were very happy with the results. He was of course talking about the boost mode but concern trollers keep spouting the nonsense that games have to be tested whether they run in PS4/Pro Legacy Mode and that only 100 games currently work.
 
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Boost mode will only affect to unlocked framerate and dynamical resolution. Don't expect magically a 30fps game running to 60. That would need a patch
 

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I feel like I'm the only one who understands with full lucidity the message that's being said here. People love to switch off their brains and use their ignorance as a bludgeon against others that know better. They're definitely talking about launch.