There was much scepticism of PS5’s backwards compatibility prior to release, but it turned out really good. Practically the entirety of the PS4’s library works on Sony’s new-gen console, and benefits from improved performance and faster loading times. That means the transition between PlayStation platforms has never been easier, and it’s made the Japanese giant’s latest device an easy and obvious upgrade.
There has, however, been a recurring texture streaming issue affecting several games, most notably Shadow of the Colossus. This resulted in some assets appearing low resolution for no apparent reason on the PS5, marginally affecting the overall look of the Bluepoint remake. Fortunately, a recent firmware update has completely resolved this issue, suggesting that Sony has quietly upgraded the system’s backwards compatibility behind-the-scenes.
Several users have posted comparison pictures all over the web, but we reckon these Reddit side-by-sides show the biggest difference. It’s a minor improvement in the grand scheme of things, but it’s reassuring to know Sony isn’t simply letting these niggles slide, and is committed to continuously upgrading the performance of PS4 backwards compatibility – even this long after launch.
Too bad this Game wasnt Important enough for Sony to get an PS5 Patch to run at 4K 60 FPS. The performance Mode just looks so much worse
What about when you put the PS4 disc to start the PS5-upgraded version of a game, and it starts to install the PS4 version?
great now get to work on the other things that need fixing on the ps5
@caiol92 exactly this issue is really annoying and a simple fix they they wont do
how about fixing the ps2 games on ps5 as well
Maybe this will help games like Okage and Manhunt whose textures are massively broken?
I just want Sony to do a quality of life update to the Ui when they get the time. It’s close to being really good so not a ton to change and fix for what i would like to see anyhow.
Have they fixed Ape Escape 2? It's ridiculous at this point
This is surprising news. It seemed as though Sony was not updating PS5's back compat functionally and was instead relying on developers to patch their games. Now if they would only patch an unlocked frame rate option for the 4k mode of this game and do the same for The Last Guardian (actually it would be more like an unpatch since the game originally had an unlocked frame rate, but it was removed in a patch. It can still be played on the disc version, but it is really inconvenient because you have to disconnect your PS5 from the network every time you want to play to prevent the patch from automatically installing. Also, we lose the bug fixes and other improvements).
@ManifoldCuriosity Okage at least is still broken lol, just tested it
@AFCC No, none of those PS2 Games with issues were ever patched
Great. I play a lot of PS4 games on my PS5, so I'm glad Sony is doing maintenance on the feature. Also gives me hope that they won't remove it on PS6.
I did notice that Hellblade's texture issues were mostly fixed, except for some texture breaking in cutscenes on 60 fps mode.
Shadow Warrior had some really glitchy shadows and Spirit Hunter NG had a lot of texture breaking during combat, but I don't know if either of those are popular enough to fix.
@trev666 word to this
I didn't realize this issue that's was present in Shadow of the Colossus even existed so that's good to know cuz I actually never finished the remastered version when I gave it to go so I might just do that now.
Microsoft still has the crown of backwards compatibility in every single aspect. Way more love to FPS and resolution boosts, games available all the way back to the original Xbox with pretty darn polished emulation to boot (unlike some others) and their general consumer friendly attitude, not releasing 70 dollar PS4 ports and remakes alongside upgrade fees for existing games ...
...In my opinion.
ok, now do ps2 games.
AND Dead Nation. fix Dead Nation
I would honestly sacrifice ps2 emulation if you JUST FIXED DEAD NATION.
YOU OWN HOUSEMARQUE NOW, FIX DEAD NATION
WHY IS THIS SO HARD JUST FIX IT, HONESTLY, WHY IS THE PS3 VERSION MORE STABLE THAN THE PS4 VERSION ON PS5????
Also, just recently I replayed the PS4 version of TLOU on PS5; it was the only game that I hadn't tested on my PS5 yet. I got some strange bugs that didn't occur when playing on my PS4 Slim. Such as:
I've already reinstalled the game, did the cache and rebuild database procedures on the console, but nothing helped. Is the game bugged on purpose to force us to buy the PS5 "remake" lol?
@trev666 some people just can be pleased. Name one issue in your lives or otherwise that was able to be improved instantly. Anyone who knows what it takes to better themselves understands that it's a gradual process focusing on one problem at a time. Just wow.
@Vil fair point, but that's at the sacrifice of their current gen offerings GREATLY suffering. It's much easier to remedy lesser offerings than it is to capitalize on new innovations. I'm sure we can all agree on that.
Neat, now I can finally replay it another 20 times for the secret!! (Or however many times it was)
The lack of gratitude is alarming.
Most games im so glad work smoothly now on ps5, but lot of ps4 games i tried run worse, and are at an unplayable level,
Deux ex md, alien isolation, kingdom come deliverance, etc.., fallout 4, prey.
@AFCC still not yet last time I check, only 1 game I care about playing to be honest on the backcat.
@Jtheripper. What is the problem with Alien Isolation?
@SurgicalMenace I mean, it's not like we're getting much Ps5 exclusive games either. Most games that come out, still get Ps4 releases, holding the back the true potential of what Ps5 is capable of.
@Amusei At least PS4 versions are by choice and not like Xbox requiring Series S support.
@Amusei are you a developer? How many games do you actually own? What genres do you play? Sony has one of the best exclusive stables in the industry. How is it that they're breaking record after record if your claims are true? Returnal, R&C, Demon's Souls, Spiderman, Sackboy, ASTRObot, FF16, GoT, GoW, etc. That argument is dead when throughout EVERY generation there were multiple games released over multiple consoles. PS2/PS3/Vita, PS4/PS3/Vita, PS5/PS4/PC, every game comes from the Sony house making it exclusive. If you don't think it's enough either your expecting too much or not buying enough, either way, that's on you. Perhaps you only play certain genres which would limit anyone's library. I buy and play EVERYTHING so I'm maximizing my experience.
So remember, the next time you see "improves system stability" dont scoff!
@caiol92 you just cancel the install and go to "select version"
Some of us like to get the PS4 version too, especially the trophy hunters!
How about they install an app that controls the optical drive so that it can play CDs etc.. surely then we could also play PS1 games like rage racer!
@Vil You're not wrong to believe that. Technically, PS5 has the "better" backwards compatibility in sheer library size alone with the amount of PS4 titles alone eclipsing the amount available for Xbox.
Xbox tends to get credited with "full backwards compatibility" when it's mainly a portion of original Xbox, Xbox 360, & all Xbox One titles. By that logic, PS should keep the crown since they expanded to a portion PS1, PSP, and PS2 titles digitally. Without crediting the previous PS3's native compatibility.
But, what Xbox does deserve credit for in this department as you mentioned was being able to download previous compatible Xbox titles off the disc and it upscaling for superior visual and framerate. Only a portion of PS4 titles get that 60 frame unlock like Final Fantasy XV on PS5. It sure would've been nice to stick my PlayStation discs from before PS4 era in the PS5 and have them playable without rebuying it again.
It's a shame they can't do the FPS boost feature Xbox has done. 30 FPS on some of these games is horrible after playing so many at 60 and 120
@Stevemalkpus i get same thing as other games mentioned, slow fps, image doubles when turning pov more than at slowest.
Im wondering if my ps5 has a defect, does everyone get same things?
Also dirt rally 2, runs perfectly when driving in cockpit pov, then in replays, in road side cams, when the car is nearest, it gets blurry, slow fps.
I don't remember being like this on ps4.
Has anyone tried Bloodborne yet?!!
@Ear_wiG i did, it runs poorly for me, feels worse even than on ps4, certainly not pleasant.
@Magnus_Selene be happy that this remake exists and that you can play it on PS5. 👍
That's nice ☺️ I'm looking forward to playing some of my older games to 100%
@caiol92 That has been fixed for me for a long while now.
@Jtheripper It's not worse than PS4, that's kind of an inverse placebo effect. It runs as it always did, we're just used to things running better now on PS5.
@SurgicalMenace Haha ok man, it's cool
Awesome! I'll have to boot up some of my older PS4 games soon.
Has anyone here tested Sleeping Dogs with the new firmware?
This is great timing for me. I was about to install SOTC a few weeks ago before I became aware of this issue. Great game (that would be better with a PS5 patch).
great for people who never had a chance to try this game!
about time to try it out, its a ps2 game.
I played TLG at 60fps and it is beautiful. Gameplay still a bit wonky, but the cinematics are amazing
@DCinga Good to hear. I played it on PS4 Pro (30fps) and thought it was excellent; a worthy successor to SoTC. Really underrated and under appreciated imo.
It sounds like it's not totally fixed, it can come back and you need to close the game and re-launch to fix it.
‘Unfortunately the issue is still not fully remedied and can return full-force after being teleported back to the temple after defeating a colossus. You need to fully relaunch the game to bring the correct environmental textures back. Quitting to the main menu and reloading your save won't fix it.’
Never played the original but downed a couple collosi in this remake on PS4. One of the most beautiful atmospheric games I've ever played.. didn't know about this issue but I'm happy for the patch because I was thinking about picking it up again on PS5! Wish Sony would fund more games like this. Truly art.
I'm guessing more attention was drawn to this after the recent ps starts campaign. I wonder if they've fixed the more egregious bugs in some other games. Really wanted to try dead nation, but that was in the unplayable category. Guess I'll have to install it and find out. Could check out manhunt while I'm at it, although if memory serves that was just a very obnoxious strobe effect on certain textures
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