What you need to know
- Sony previously stated that only ten PS4 games are not playable on PS5.
- A new post from Ubisoft indicates that there are several more games that aren't backward compatible.
- These titles include Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
Update, Oct. 31 (1:05 p.m. ET): Ubisoft has pulled the page detailing the games that aren't backward compatible.
Sony recently dove further into PS5 backward compatibility, explaining that all but ten PS4 games are playable on the PS5. According to a new Ubisoft page explaining how Ubisoft Connect cross-progression and save transfers work, there are a few Ubisoft titles that aren't backward compatible on PS5.
Here's the list of games Ubisoft indicates aren't backward compatible 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
Right now, the official PlayStation page does not list these games as being PS4-only. It's unclear exactly what's going on here and we're reaching out for comment on the situation.
The PlayStation support page for backward compatiblity states that "Although many PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles, some functionalities that were available on the PS4 console may not be available on PS5 consoles. In addition, some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior when played on PS5 consoles." As such, it's possible that these Ubisoft games will install on PS5 and load but may then have serious bugs that weren't present on PS4.
We'll be sure to provide an update as more information turns up.
Update, Oct. 31 (1:05 p.m. ET) — The page has been deleted
Ubisoft has completely removed the page indicating the nine additional games that are not backward compatible.
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