News 30 May 2020

Sony announces disappointing news for loyal PS4 fans

30 May 2020

The new PS5 is coming at the end of the year and Sony has shed more light on its next-gen transition plans ahead of the games reveal, confirming that, contrary to Microsoft’s Xbox Series X strategy, they won’t make Playstation 5 games compatible with the PlayStation 4.

While Sony has informed developers that new Playstation 4 games must run on PlayStation 5, it’s been confirmed by the company that they have no interest in making its PS5 games compatible with PS4.

The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, said, “We have always said that we believe in generations. We believe that when you go to all the trouble of creating a next-gen console, that it should include features and benefits that the previous generation does not include.”

“In our view…” he added, “people should make games that can make the most of those features…whether it’s the DualSense controller, whether it’s the 3D audio, whether it’s the multiple ways that the SSD can be used… we are thinking that it is time to give the PlayStation community something new, something different, that can really only be enjoyed on PS5.”

However, Sony are not leaving its 100 million-strong PlayStation 4 audience. Ryan also said, “We have always felt that we had a responsibility to serve that (PS4) community for several years after the launch of PS5.”

PlayStation has confirmed that an event to reveal a slew of upcoming PS5 games is set for June 4 during a live stream called the Future of Gaming.

As we keep you updated with Playstation 5 developments, take in the last episode of our exclusive gaming series GGR.