When you stop to think about it, this should be pretty obvious, but it's nice to have it confirmed by Sony all the same. Yes, PS5 players will be able to play with PS4 players thanks to backwards compatibility. If you nab a PS5 at launch but your PS4 friends don't, you'll still be able to enjoy your favourite online titles with them. Again, it's all about this "seamless" next-gen transition that Sony keeps mentioning.
Cross-generation play was brought up during the company's most recent investor relations question and answer session. When talking about backwards compatibility in general, vice president John Kodera was quick to add that cross-generation play will be important to the PlayStation community. Keeping existing players invested is clearly of high priority to Sony as it looks to introduce the PS5, supposedly next year.
Are you happy to hear this? Don't worry about leaving your friends behind in the comments section below.
@ShogunRok That means you guys will finally be able to update the ''All PS4 Games With Cross-Console Play Compatibility'' guide
@Octane Oh god!
This is amazing news! A lot of my friends will be slow to upgrade so I really appreciate this.
Damn thats awesome. And for early adopters you arent screwed with a much smaller concurrent player count. 👍
@Neolit I'm really hoping for this too. We have 7 ds4s, a racing wheel, move controllers, and I just got the Astro C40. I know it may be a pipe dream but really hoping all of that works on the ps5!
@Neolit if the PSVR works then surely its controllers and camera would, also if all the games work their is no guarantee that a PS5 controller will have the same available buttons such as the touch pad
Sony could also emulate PS1-3.
PS3 might be a little challenging.
They could even sell these system emulators in PS Store.
But they won't do it, because they want to sell old games one at a time.
Hope party chat works cross gen that would be much better for me personally but this is good news too
It will be great if ps5 can do bc with digital ps1 and ps2 games with good software graphics upgrade (like when using emulations on pc).
Yee Haa I will now look at that Mafia 3 game in my backlog for another 6 years.
Good stuff. It's a big deal.
I cannot wait for PS5! I have been saving, and I'm so ready!
@B-I-G-DEVIL - party chat works between PS4 and PS vita, so i would assume it's likely to work between PS4 and PS5 too.
@GamerDad66 Why waste money on that. I would love it too but i think most people dont even those games anymore. And i have too be honest if it would have been mine company i would not waste my funds on a few people.
What is the point of supporting Sony if they going to continue on censoring games.
@Neolit yup me as well. Will be getting at least one 5 on launch day and it would definitely help offset some of the upfront costs. I would probably end up upgrading eventually anyways (especially for PSVR 2.0) but would be a big boost at launch.
@LaytonPuzzle27 take a wild guess.
The more they talk about the PS5 the more it sounds like a PS4 Proier Pro. A New PS4 w/ SSD instead of a HDD. Which I suppose is a good thing.
Speaking of the SSD, won't the "no loading times" PS5 give cross-Gen players a huge advantage over last Gen players in vs games or will the PS5 games just crawl when played cross-gen?
All this talk of a seamless transition makes me wonder if 5 will be like another pro, they sell one game but based on the console you use you will get different quality/features.
@Neolit Thanks for the heads up Neo. Will give it a burn next.
At least until Sony decide to shut the online servers down like they have done with numerous games - inc some PS4 games already!
Its not a surprise to me - Xbox does that too with their BC games - I bet some 360 Online games now have no 360 gamers but if there were, you could still play with 360 gamers, still form parties etc. It shouldn't be split between generations in the same 'edition'. Its bad enough when 'new' games (like CoD Ghosts did) split the user base because of the different generational releases.
Oooh I'm gonna set up my two beauties next to each other and play with myself.
...wait that sounds wrong!
@Neolit I like Mafia 3 as well, I thought the critics were quite harsh on it. The soundtrack alone makes it worth playing!
That's the benefits of using an x86 processor people just a pc form console, let's you still use what you've set up with the OS PS4 uses. Cross chat should work fine in all fairness it would probably use the same system but hopefully it will be faster and less sluggish.
I just want to use my dualshock 4s on my ps5 please
Very good. I will be getting one at launch but there will be some of my friends who will need to accumulate cash first, good to know we can still play.
Hopefully party chat will be across both too.
So with a game like GTA5 online that was not updated after a certain point, how would that be cross-play with the next gen. Can GTA5 PS3 users play online with PS4 users. Seems alot of content would be unavailable. And I agree that fast SSD could put slow HDD users at a disadvantage if they're paired together
Now people can really blame lag for dying
@LaytonPuzzle27 guess you won’t be able to play your weird ass anime porn fetish games on ps5, weeb
Come on Sony, we all know you can so give us PS3 compatibility too!
What are those?
@LaytonPuzzle27 That's not Sony's fault. Know who's at fault for that? A bunch of people that threatened to boycott Sony if they didn't censor games. Blame those people, not Sony.
Thats cool but make gta 6 for ps4 and ps5
This is not noteworthy news. Xbox has been doing this a while now. Know what would really impress me? Spend some of this PS4 bank and make a van damme PS3 emulator for this thing. Show how much "For the Players" you really are
Will I be able to use my PS4 controller? I bought a scuf controller and I would like to stick with it until it breaks. Or do I need to buy another one
@Neolit to hell with that camera. That pos is hardly a step up from the ps2 eye toy and is a major hindrance to the psvr along with the move wands. I'd more than gladly throw money at true 3d space vr sensors and motion controls.
Have they stated digital PS4 games are backwards compatible as well ?
@Neolit cross gen XB1 vs 360 gaming via backwards compatibility has been a thing. For as long as BC on XB1 has been a thing. What PS branded rock have you been living under?
@Neolit Also that whole thing about PS3 emulation? Moot. Why? Because THE PLAYERS want player choice and this PS Now crap ain't cutting the mustard. A full PS3 emulation solution should have been in the works from the word go with the PS4 but Sony had to make that Gaikai money back. A piss poor investment.
Again this is not newsworthy. Im waiting to be impressed. PS5 next system more powerful? Who knows. Who cares really as they both will probably be neck and neck as always anyways. Just like the last two gens, one does somethings better than the other and vice versa.
This is the sort of cross play I like and not cross play with Xbox LIVE gamers
@Rolyatthegoon Dont't forget you can even do Lan parties for games like Left 4 Dead between ones and 360s. As well as Lan parties for Crimson Skies between Xbox, 360, and One.
I'm a single player gamer so doesn't affect me, but I am happy for everyone that does multiplayer.
@Sinkara Were's the proof?
Why do you think the domestic versions of Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita got banned? Hint: "Because (insert console name here) is bad" doesn't count.
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