Ginormous MMO sensation Final Fantasy 14 will be fully playable on the PlayStation 5 using backwards compatibility, and its performance will be improved on Sony’s next-gen console. Speaking during a livestream where Square Enix outlined the immediate roadmap for the release – including an update due out in December – the firm confirmed that you’ll be able to enjoy the PlayStation 4 game on the next-gen console. You can find out more about PS5 backwards compatibility through the link.
More importantly, you’ll be able to use PS4 Pro settings and get a vastly improved overall experience. Currently there are two settings available for the game: Standard and High. The latter runs at a higher resolution but comes at the expense of an extremely inconsistent frame rate, which the additional horsepower of the PS5 should be able to clean up. As a result, you should be able to play at 1440p with a smooth 60 frames-per-second on the new hardware.
The publisher also says that loading times will be dramatically improved on PS5, which shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention these past few months. There are no plans for a native PS4 to PS5 upgrade at this time, but it sounds like anyone planning to purchase Sony's next-gen console will get a vastly improved Final Fantasy 14 experience through backwards compatibility, and that should be good enough for now.