There’s a difference between submission and release – games are submitted for certification well before release, so some games arriving after that cut-off date could still be non-compatible with PS5.
However, Eurogamer also reports that it has heard that The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima – Sony’s final major PS4 exclusives, and neither of which will have hit that cut-off point – will be supported on PS5.We may learn more about this very soon, with an unannounced PS5 conference reportedly schedule for as early as next week. As for PS5 games, Sony has said we’ll hear about a line-up “soon”.
It would appear Sony’s pushing hard for cross-generation compatibility with this generation, with the majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles apparently slated to run on PS5. Microsoft is making the same kinds of promises – only yesterday, it said Xbox Series X would launch with “thousands” of games due to compatibility support with previous Xbox generations.
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