PlayStation Plus Collection Brings PS4 Games to PS5

PlayStation 5 players will have access to 18 PS4 games when the next-gen system launches on November 12.

Sony has announced a new benefit for PlayStation Plus users on PlayStation 5: the PlayStation Plus Collection. The collection includes a number of "curated" PS4 games, which PlayStation 5 owners will have access to at the PS5's launch on November 12

Sony said on the PlayStation Blog that it "will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PS Plus members receive for a single subscription price." 

Though more games will be added to the collection after the PlayStation 5 launches, the initial games included in the service will be: 

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • God of War (2018)
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Uncharted 4
  • Until Dawn

While we now know when the PlayStation 5 will release (November 12) and how much its two models will cost ($499 for the disc-based console; $399 for the digital version), we still don't know exactly what Sony's backwards compatibility model will ultimately look like. 

Mark Cerny said back in March that:

We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions.

We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.

Sony later clarified that: 

We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.

We have already tested hundreds of titles and are preparing to test thousands more as we move toward launch. We will provide updates on backward compatibility, along with much more PS5 news, in the months ahead.

It appears that the PlayStation Plus Collection is part of that further news on backwards compatibility. Sony has said that PS4 discs will work in the PlayStation 5's disc-based model — something reinforced by the pre-order info for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The addition to Sony's online service was unveiled during the most recent PlayStation 5 event, where the company revealed not only the price and release date of the PS5's digital and disc-based models, but also games such as Final Fantasy XVI and a new God of War game from Sony Santa Monica. 

New gameplay footage for two PS5 launch titles Demon's Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales — was also shown. 

Microsoft revealed last week that it would be launching the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10, two days ahead of the PS5. The consoles will retail for $499 and $299, respectively.

Players will, of course, be able to subscribe to Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate, a service that, while similar to the PlayStation Collection, still comes out on top with the inclusion of Day-One releases and its xCloud streaming service.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on the PlayStation 5 in the coming weeks. 

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Published Sep. 19th 2020

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