If you haven't already heard, both Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West are set to launch on PS4 as well as PS5. The confirmation has come as a bit of a shock, especially considering that Sony's been touting its belief in defined console generations.
But PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan is adamant that this is a good thing, partly because the next-gen versions of these games have been "built from the ground up to take advantage of the PS5 feature set". He tells The Washington Post: "It’s about people having choice. I’m really quite pleased about the situation." Ryan is also keen to point out that those who buy the games on PS4 can upgrade to the PS5 versions for free.
In theory, this might be an effective way to ease some more casual players onto the PS5 at a later date. However, we don't yet know just how big the difference will be between the PS4 and PS5 versions of these games. Going by what Ryan says, we assume that these particular titles are being built with PS5 in mind, and they're then being scaled back for PS4. But until we see them in action, we obviously can't say for sure.