Although Sony will release its PlayStation 5 console in less than two weeks and a lot of fans are happy about the backward compatibility feature with PS4 games, things are a little more complicated than we expected. Ubisoft, the French publisher responsible for huge game titles from the Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, or Watch Dogs series, brings some bad news for the fans.
Ubisoft announces a list of its PS4 games that won’t be available on the next-generation console PlayStation 5. The French publisher claimed that the following games would not work on PS5:
- Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
- Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles Trilogy Pack
- Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles India
- Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles China
- Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles Russia
- Star Trek: Bridge Crew
- Werewolves Within
- Space Junkies
Later on, the same company issued the following statement:
We have pulled the Ubisoft Connect article and forum post regarding backwards compatibility for the time being as there may be inaccuracies involving the Ubisoft titles that will be playable on PS5,
The PlayStation 5 console arrives in stores shortly, and we already know from official sources that it will be featuring backwards compatibility for the majority of games available for the PlayStation 4 console.
Here are the specifications for the PS5 console:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
While the standard PlayStation 5 console will have a starting price of $499, you also have the option to purchase the Digital Edition for $100 less. The latter version of the console lacks a disc drive, and you might need one if you’re planning to insert DVDs or Blu-ray discs.