Can PS5 owners play with PS4 gamers? Everything you need to know about crossplay
MANY lucky people have now got their hands on the new PS5 but a few questions about the console still remain.
One common point of concern is whether PlayStation 5 users can still play remotely with a friend who has a PlayStation 4.
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It turns out it is technically possible to crossplay with a friend on a PS4 if you have a PS5.
The catch is that it depends what game you’re playing and whether the game’s developer has provided support for both consoles.
Games which have confirmed crossplay include Destiny 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, Borderlands 3 Minecraft and Marvel’s Avengers.
You’ll also be able to communicate between the consoles via voice chat in Parties.
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If you’re not sure whether a game supports crossplay between PS5 and PS4 you can always try sending an invitation to your friend.
The PlayStation blog explains: “Players will be able to send and receive invitations for games that support cross-gen play across the PS4 and PS5.
“Once the PS5 launches, if you receive an invitation to join a game session, the notification will display which platform the game supports.
“If a PS5 game does not have a PS4 version available, PS4 players will not receive the invite.”
Any PS4 PlayStation Plus games in your library that are compatible with PS5 can be downloaded to the new console.
You’ll also be able to play against other consoles if the games are compatible.
PlayStation 5 specs
These are the geeky bits you’ll want to know about…
- AMD Zen 2 8-core CPU (3.5GHz)
- AMD RDNA 2 GPU (10.28 teraflops, 2.23GHz)
- 16GB GDDR6 RAM
- 825GB SSD storage
- 4K gaming at 60fps, up to 120fps / 8K
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