We've also seen the same condition with the RTX 3080. Well, their test seemed to work for 99% of the games. Jim Ryan explains that there's a good reason for this, saying that Sony had made a decision to focus more on the unique functions of PS5 like the new custom SSD and DualSense controller rather than the backwards compatibility. Additionally, independent headset manufacturers told Polygon they haven't found Sony particularly forthcoming about whether or not their headsets will be compatible going forward, and some are waiting to learn how certain features might operate.
Ryan spoke about the longevity of PS4 and the transition of cross-gen. Many people will be transforming to PS5 whereas some will remain with the PS4s. Ebay was flooded with excessively high priced PS5's worldwide with scalpers ready to cash in.
And in the UK, GAME will sell a "limited stock of the PS5 coming tomorrow late morning" online only at GAME.co.uk.
However, Sony didn't reveal any real details for backwards compatibility in PS5. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War isn't technically a release game, but it's only a few days after the PS5 launch, and the next-generation version will be released nearly simultaneously.
Microsoft and Sony have also promoted cheaper versions of their flagship products, (the Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, respectively) both of which come in smaller dimensions that were neither specified nor prioritized as readily as their parent products. The standard version of the PlayStation 5, which will appear in two versions, will have a price tag of 499.99 euros and the Digital Edition version without disc drive will have a price tag of 399.99 euros.
Sony Corp's shares slid as much as 2% in Tokyo trade on Wednesday after Microsoft Corp said it would buy the parent of games publisher Bethesda Softworks, in a deal to bolster its games slate as it eyes cloud gaming expansion.