PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Transfer

If you were worried you'd have to start your backwards compatible PlayStation 4 games all over again on PS5, never fear. Via a backward compatibility help page on its website, Sony has confirmed that you can transfer your digital PS4 games as well as save data over to PS5.

According to the page, there are two ways you can get your existing PS4 games onto PS5. The first is a data transfer from your PS4 console to your PS5 console via a local WiFi connection. This method will probably be best if you want to move your PS4 collection across en masse, but it does require that you have both machines present. It may be quicker to choose this option if you have a slow Internet connection or are encumbered by data caps.

The second option is simpler: on your PS5, go to your games library and find the PS4 game you want to download. If you only want a specific handful of PS4 titles on your PS5, this might be the way to go, unless you have a slow connection. If you're a PlayStation Plus member, you can then download your game saves from the cloud, and you'll be good to go.

As expected, it seems that your PS4 games can come with you pretty easily to PS5. And the vast majority of PS4 titles are backwards compatible on PS5; check out this measly list of PS4 software currently unsupported on PS5.

Which PS4 games will you be transferring over to PS5? Tell us in the comments section below, and check out our PS5 backwards compatibility guide for more.