Sony knew that 99% of the games in the PS4 catalog could be played on PS5. The games that are not backwards compatible are apparently only 10, whose identities were recently revealed by the Japanese manufacturer. For others, the PS4 game improvement in the PS5 version of PlayStation has been detailed in terms of support. While the process isn’t complicated, it’s not as simple as cake.
a lengthy process
As mentioned above, through a post on its dedicated support website, PlayStation has published the steps required to take advantage of the improvements that PlayStation 5 offers for PlayStation 4 games. It is important to note that PS4 games cannot be started simply by inserting the game disc into the console drive. There are several steps involved, especially downloading the game in question.
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Upgrading a suitable PS4 game on disc to a PS5 with Blu-Ray player:
Sign into your existing account on your PS5 (or create an account). Insert the qualifying PS4 game CD. Go to the hub to find the PS4 game. Select the improvement offer in the hub and view this offer in detail. Select “Download” (or buy it at a discounted price) to download / purchase the content. Once the download is complete, you can play the digital version of the PS5 game by inserting the PS4 game disc. You must leave the disc in place every time you want to play the game.
Upgrade a qualifying PS4 game on disc to a PS5 with Blu-Ray player or PS5 Digital Edition:
Sign into your existing account on your PS5 (or create an account). Find the PS5 game on PlayStation Store or via the search bar and go to the hub to find the PS5 game. Select the improvement offer in the hub and view this offer in detail. Select “Download” (or buy it at a discounted price) to download / purchase the content. After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.
You will understand whether you have a PlayStation 5 Classic Edition or a Digital Edition, you need to download the game in question to your console. While fiber-opted gamers are likely to experience only a minor setback, ADSL gamers will have to wait longer if they want to use their PlayStation 4 catalog. An issue that might convince some gamers to keep their PlayStation 4 around to complete their library without having to worry about mandatory downloads, even if that means they won’t have to take advantage of the next-gen Sony console improvements.