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PS5 Backwards Compatibility Limitations Revealed

Sony has confirmed a detailed list of PS5 backwards compatibility limitations for its next-generation console, making it clear to users what peripherals and features will work with PS5. For example, the PS4 Tournaments feature is not supported on the new console.

A full breakdown on PS5 backwards compatibility limitations can be seen below.

Sony Unveils PS5 Backwards Compatibility Limitations

  • The SHARE menu cannot be displayed during PS4 gameplay on PS5 consoles. You can take screenshots and images by pressing the create button on your DualSense wireless controller to show the create menu. Additionally, you can use the button shortcuts to start/stop video recording or to save screenshots as follows:
  • Single press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to show the create menu Press and hold the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to take a screenshot Double press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to start and stop video recording manually.
  • The HD Camera is not compatible with PS4 games – please connect a PlayStation Camera via a PlayStation┬«Camera adaptor.
  • HDR is automatically switched on for PS5 consoles. To turn off HDR, go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > HDR and select SDR.
  • The PS4 tournaments feature is not supported on PS5 consoles.
  • In-Game Live from PlayStation is not supported on PS5 consoles.
  • PS5 consoles do not support the PS4 Second Screen app or game companion apps.

The PS5 is scheduled to ship in the US and Japan on November 12 and in the UK and Europe on November 19.