PS5 Won’t Let You Play Afro Samurai 2 at Launch

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Fortunately, the PS5 should allow you to play almost 4,000 other PS4 games via backward compatibility once it releases.

Despite launching in a little under five weeks, Sony has still needed to dot some I’s and cross some T’s when it comes to final details on the PS5. One of those aspects of the console that we have continued to have a few questions about has come with its backward compatible functionality in regards to PS4 titles. Luckily, it seems as though any lingering questions prior to release have now been answered.

Over on the official PlayStation website today, further details of how PS4 backward compatible games will work on PS5 were laid out. Once again, it was made clear that the “overwhelming majority” of the PS4’s 4,000+ game library will be able to make the transition to the PS5. While not all of those games will receive what Sony is calling a “Game Boost” on the next-gen hardware, they will be playable nonetheless.

That said, we were also given the full breakdown of the games that won’t be working on PS5. Here’s the full list of PS4 games as of right now that have been confirmed to be unavailable on PS5:

  • 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: Definitive Edition
  • Shadwen
  • Joe’s Diner

As you can see, the ten titles here aren’t “major” PS4 games by any means, so I doubt too many folks will be crestfallen. This list will likely grow over time though, so if you think every single PS4 title other than these ten will work on PS5, well, that won’t be the case. Regardless, it’s nice to see that the list is this small for launch, even though I’m sure Afro Samurai 2 stans are heartbroken.

The PS5 is finally set to arrive in a little over a month and will hit store shelves (briefly) on November 12.

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