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Forums - Sony Discussion - Sony Confirms PS5 Players and PS4 Players Will Be Able to Play Together

Sony doesn’t seem to believe that people will quickly drop their PlayStation 4s in favor of the upcoming PlayStation 5. After all, they’re committed to supporting the PS4 for at least 3 more years and they’ve revealed that PS5 will be able to play games with the PS4. This means that if you have a PS5 and your friend has a PS4 and you have the same game, you can still play together. This cross-generational play plays nicely into the idea of Sony seeing backwards compatibility as a very important feature for their next console. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been pissed at PlayStation for a while about boneheaded decisions, but now they seem to be doing at least some things right. Are you going to be getting a PS5 or do you think you’ll stick with your PS4?

Oh wow this is big .


I game on all consoles and PC

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I'll get a PS5 at some point. But, since I have a PS4 Pro, and many games will be cross gen for the first year or two, and considering the Halo: Infinite will likely be a launch title for XB2, it's likely that the XB will be my first entry into the next gen.

Seemed obvious to me since they were supporting ps4 bc

This is good news, but it could mean that PS4 games run on PS5 without further enhancements (over the PS4 Pro settings, if these are available), as these could give PS5 players a competitive edge.

Importantly confirms 30FPS, no thanks.

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No surprise. This gen they bunched together PS4, PS3 and Vita players.

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Was that ever not the case? And why would it be split in the first place? It's the same servers. It'd be like dividing AMD and Nvidia players on PC.

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Random_Matt said:
Importantly confirms 30FPS, no thanks.

You do know that's not how it works? Do you think PC players are locked to the framerate of the lowest player. 60 fps and 30 fps can play together just fine. 

Kinda obvious, PS3 to PS4 has limitations due to specs and how the PS3 was developed. PS4 to PS5 seems more like just taking your PC and putting in a new graphics card making it more powerful, I honestly expect controllers to work over them, games to run on both and PS+ share play to work too.

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Can't wait to play Days Gone in that seamless manner that I was hoping for.

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