Mark Cerny, the architect of the PlayStation 5, has not provided details on the operation of the much-requested backward compatibility, but he has confirmed that from the first day PS5 will be able to run "almost all" the 100 most played titles on PlayStation 4.
During the presentation, Cerny explained that to run each PlayStation 4 game on PlayStation 5, it requires an individual verification process, which is why Sony has decided to focus on the 100 titles of the current generation that have accumulated the most game hours. . The console architect claims that they recently took a look at this list and found that “almost all” will be playable on a PS5 from day one.
Cerny adds that running PS4 and PS4 Pro games on a system like PlayStation 5 whose hardware works at higher frequencies adds complexity and not all titles respond well to this change. For a matter of cost, Sony has not added the chipsets of the two current PS4 models to PS5 and will instead offer game modes for each of them, Pro Legacy Mode and PS4 Legacy Mode. "The results are excellent," says the PS5 architect.
Sony has yet to reveal many details about the PS5's backward compatibility system, including how they will improve the games, whether it will apply HDR to them or if it will incorporate a function that offers the user the best version of the game.
We do not know which are the 100 most played PlayStation 4 titles for Sony, since Cerny has not offered a list, but surely we will find games like Grand Theft Auto V, God of War, Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn , Uncharted 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Resident Evil 7, Fortnite, The Witcher 3, Bloodborne, Skyrim, and Fallout 4.