With the PlayStation 5 launching across the world next month, Sony has initiated full power on its next-gen console marketing. One of the PlayStation 5’s major selling points is its backward compatibility feature, which boasts the ability to play 99% of all PlayStation 4 games – except for a few.
Most of the 4000+ PlayStation 4 titles playable on the PlayStation 5 will feature higher frame rates and faster loading times. However, some cryptic games didn’t make the cut, however, with 10 games being recorded in a PlayStation blog post as PlayStation 4 exclusives. The reason behind the games’ exclusivity is uncertain, though most if not all of the titles in question are unpopular or unknown.
The PlayStation 4 games not compatible with the upcoming PlayStation 5 are:
- Joe’s Diner
- Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
- We Sing
- Robinson: The Journey
- Shadow Complex Remastered
- Just Deal With It!
- TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
- Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
Probably the best know game on the list is Hitman: Go – a turn-based puzzle game launched back around the same time as the PlayStation 4’s release which spawned a Tomb Raider spinoff that shared the same mechanics. The other indie games were far from getting to the fame of the main franchise, however, initially launching on smartphones and coming to the PlayStation with a few easy trophy lists.
The VR game Robinson: The Journey by developer Crytek was regarded by critics as one of the worst games of 2016, also makes the list of PlayStation 4 exclusive games. It is accompanied by a mysterious but fairly reviewed racing game called TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 and sly game Shadwen as well as Joe’s Diner, an indie horror game. Party games Just Deal With It and We Sing will also not make the cut, with VR game DWVR and the badly received Afro Samurai 2 also being kept onto the PlayStation 4 console.
The last game being kept as a PlayStation 4 exclusive may be the most frustrating for its several faithful fans, as the Shadow Complex: Remastered will not be able to run on the PlayStation 5. Amusingly, Shadow Complex first came to the current-gen consoles via the Xbox One’s backward compatibility, however, it will not be doing the same for Sony’s next-gen console.
With most of today’s players not familiar with Shadow Complex or any of the other titles on the list, but, it is absurd that these titles not being playable on the PlayStation 5 will have any effect on the sales of the next-gen console.
Considering that Sony has extremely high expectations for its next-gen console sales because of player interest in its features such as backward compatibility, PlayStation fans should be more than glad about the massive collection of backward compatible titles the company is providing.