After ripping apart the PlayStation 5’s guts earlier this week, Sony on Friday sought to learn about its new console to be launched on November 12.
We should probably start with the big news that Sony has No Yet cleaned.
Today, we got our first hint that PlayStation 5 will be known as “Game Boost”, which will be produced according to Friday’s news post. [select] PS4 games run at a high or smooth frame rate. “This suggestion, however, has not come with an easy footnote pointing us to the list of games or facilities affected.
Sony did not immediately respond to our request for clarification, so I am pointing to my recent deep dive with the Xbox Series X’s backward compatibility suite. What I found was compelling: most games play almost the same on the Xbox Series X as they do on the Xbox One X, as console games are usually coded with hard limits on technical aspects. But in the case of games launching on the PS4 with “unlocked” frame rates and dynamic resolutions, the sky may be the limit.
Will the PS5 tap those old, uncapped games into the full PS5 architecture or limit some CPU and GPU aspects to compatibility? I found that the Xbox Series X was generally fairly generous for a minority of games that could tap into increased horsepower, but there’s no guarantee that Sony would treat their older games the same way, so that compatibility over upgrades To be given priority. Additionally, will current-gen PlayStation VR games see their own boost? “PSVR” is referenced repeatedly in today’s new document but not in the brief mention of Game Boost.
just deal with it
While we have yet to see the list of “select” games affected by the Game Boost, we now have a short list of 10 games that turn out to be the exception to the PS5’s back-competitive suite. Sony is confident with saying that the “overwhelming majority” of the more than 4,000 PS4 games will play on the PS5, so we’ll start by putting any of the following 10 games that won’t be:
- Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma, Volume one
- TT Isle of Man – Ride on Edge 2
- just deal with it!
- Chhaya Complex Remaster
- Robinson: The Journey
- We sing
- Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
- Joe diner
Only one of them appears to be PSVR exclusive, and the game’s similarity is difficult to detect. This strange list is also a possible indication that the metric for “playable” could be a fuzzy one for PS4 games, as Sony is already saying things like the following:
Although many PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles, some functionality available on PS4 consoles may not be available on PS5 consoles. In addition, some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior when played on a PS5 console.
That warning is taken after strong advice from Sony: Before buying a DLC for a game that you want to take from PS4 to PS5, first test the game on the PS5 “to see if you get a feel for the game. Happy. ” Hmm. We would definitely like to see more explanations or examples of how PS4 games on the PS5 can make players unhappy – should we expect loading poses, frame rate stutters, or outright glits? Or are we talking more about tolerable spacing such as mild audio hiccups or color-grading issues? Right now, we have no idea.
Speaking of color-grading: “HDR is automatically turned on for PS5 consoles,” Sony says, but does not confirm if we expect any “auto-HDR” treatment for older PS4 games Should, like the Xbox series console offer for older Xbox. Software. (This automatic HDR switch will not happen on TV sets that do not support the standard, and Sony says it can be disabled if you wish.)
Feeling of shock
While the current PlayStation VR hardware seems fully compatible with the PS5, Sony has once again confirmed that users will need a PlayStation camera adapter to connect to the PS5 — and adapters that will be free. How would PSVR owners actually see those adapters.
The case for PS5 controller compatibility is slightly more complex than the total forward and backward compatibility of the Xbox series (with the exception of the Xbox One Kinect, RIP). As previously indicated, the PS5’s new DualSense controller will work with older games, but the PS4’s DualShock 4 will play gameplay No Work with PS5 games. (Yes, you can still connect the PS4 DualShock 4 to play PS4 games on the PS5. Whew, a mouthful.) In good forward-compatibility news, if you’ve already purchased an expensive add-on controller, So Sony assures you that this ‘special’ peripherals. [from the PS4 era], Such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks and flight sticks, ” Will Work with PS5 software.
When playing the PS4 library of PSVR games on the PS5, Sony encourages users to stick with the DualShock 4 as a gamepad, suggesting that the older gamepad provides the “best experience” in the PSVR. This implies, but does not confirm, that DualSense will No Work like a DualShock 4 in PSVR game Astro bot, Which depends Heavy Sensing via tracking elements such as its “light bar” on the gamepad motion. (You can also use existing PlayStation Move wands on PS5R in PS5R games.)
Some PS4 system features have been scrapped as PS5 progresses. DualShock 4’s “Share” button now brings up the PS5’s built-in “create” menu, which appears to do all the stuff done on the PS4, but with some additional button shortcuts. And the functionality of PS4 social features such as tournaments, “in-game live,” and other screen apps have all axed.
And as Sony had already confirmed last month, if you were hoping that one of your PS1, PS2, or PS3 discs would work on the PS5, you should turn it off at once.