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PS5 backwards compatibility: Support potentially coming to more games

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The full collection of games that work with PS5 backwards compatibility is lengthy and super easy to access.

Most recently, the list of games that don't support PS5 backwards compatibility just got a little smaller, because TT Isle of Man 2 is getting an update that will enable it to be played on Sony’s next-gen console.

Confirming the news to Push Square earlier today, developer KT Racing revealed that they’re working on a patch right now, that will enable TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2 to be played on the PS5. At the current time, it’s unclear whether this patch will arrive in time for the launch of Sony’s next-gen console on November 12.

Another game that was included in the list of titles that wouldn’t be backwards compatible with the PS5 was PS VR shooter DWVR. Posting on Reddit three days ago, a member of developer Mad Triangles revealed that they’re actively working on a patch to bring the VR shooter to the PS5, but they aren’t sure whether it’ll be ready in time for the launch of the PS5.

Not every game will be able to be updated for PS5. It looks like Shadwen is staying put on current-gen hardware, as a Frozenbyte representative told Push Square that “for some reason, Shadwen freezes on the loading screen. If this happened on one of our newer games, we’d probably figure out the reason quickly. Unfortunately, Shadwen is quite old, using an older version of our engine, and we don’t have it up and running anymore.”

We've updated the list of PS4 games not backwards compatible underneath, adding an asterisk to titles which are working on getting a title update.

  • DWVR*
  • Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2*
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • We Sing
  • Hitman Go: Definite Edition
  • Shadwen
  • Joe's Diner 

In all, PS5 backwards compatibility extends to well over 4,000 titles. There was some head-scratching when Sony revealed the list of games that wouldn’t be playable on the PS5 originally, as it was buried in a support page, but now that list is a little less mysterious. 

Thankfully, PS5 backwards compatibility is very easy to take advantage of on Sony's latest console. It's as easy as inserting the PS4 disc, redownloading it on your new console, or transferring your game from your old PS4. 

Here's a full guide on how to play PS4 games on PS5 that walks you through each option. 

Of course, should you not fancy playing PS4 games, there's a lot of  upcoming PS5 games to get your teeth sunk into.