Finally, PS5 has been launched in most of the countries except a few. The main interest of all the gamers has now a focal point. But the question is, will O be able to play my favorite PS4 games ever again if I switch to PS5? You need not worry about that because PS5 is backward compatible.
Backward compatibility allows PS5 to interact with its own previous versions. There are many users who have been using PS4 since long and as a result, they have created a huge collection of game and data which they don’t want to get dormant because of buying a new console. It is for the knowledge of these people that, you don’t have to lose any data or game progress if you want to switch to the next-gen console.
What Can be Accessed?
PS5 will be able to accept some of the PS4 games and will be able to play them with an improved frame rate. This will give a better and smooth visual of the game. The games will be able to run in both digital and authorized disc versions. The previous user data is a digital format and thus is transferable from PS4 to PlayStation5. There would be more than 4000 games that can be played on both the PS. However, some of the add ons and exclusive contents may not run effectively in PlayStation 5. The PS+ and PS vita members can also play their PS4 games on PlayStation5 without any trouble.
How to Transfer Data
As most of the data in the PS4 is digital data, thus all you need to transfer data from PS4 to PS5 is to have a good internet connection, with plenty amount of data pack. You can connect the consoles either to Wi-Fi or LAN cable depending on the availability. Then you just need to transfer the data by following the instructions.
Some of the games may not be compatible with PS5. This may be because of a developer problem or some trouble with the old versions. Errors may pop up while in the middle of the game that arises if there are functionality errors in some games and there might be some games that would not be visible in the store at all while you purchase a PS5 console. The games designed for PS3 or older versions may not be compatible with PS5. Thus you cannot play PS3 games on PS5.