With the PlayStation 5 was revealed, one of the notable things that some may have seen was that some of the games that were revealed were also listed for PlayStation 4 such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West. You may be wondering if this was just for the launch or not. We may see more games available for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 over the next 3 years as Sony executive Hideaki Nishino revealed in a new interview that this will be about the amount of time to move to PS5.
In an interview with AV Watch, one of the topics that were discussed was compatibility. Before the release of PlayStation 5, Sony said that 99 percent of PlayStation 4 titles can be played on PlayStation 5. Some titles such as God of War, Days Gone, and more are getting new updates for PlayStation 5 as well. “In terms of compatibility, it is important to move PS4 titles on PS5, but I have insisted that forward compatibility (supplying the same titles as PS5 to PS4) is important,” Nishino said. “The current assumption is that the transition from PS4 to PS5 will take about three years. In the meantime, how can I keep buying games on PS4? Can the purchased games be played on PS5? That is important. At a certain time. we ask developers to develop on the premise of ‘cross-generation’ of PS4 and PS5.”
A new PS5 launch video has revealed what players can look to next year with release windows pertaining to Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, and Horizon Forbidden West. Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Returnal are anticipated to be released in the first half of 2021. Horizon Forbidden West is anticipated to be released in the second half.
We already know that Horizon Forbidden West will, surprisingly, also be released for PlayStation 4; Also, we know that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a PlayStation 5 exclusive. It’s possible that some of the rest of the games announced in their PlayStation 5 events will be available for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. We’ll just have to wait and see.