To prepare for the release of the PS-5 next-generation console, Sony confirmed and answered a slew of questions in the Ultimate FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). One of them is that PS-5 games will no longer be region-locked.

However, if you live in the United States, you can now play any game that has been released exclusively for a specific region, such as Japan (R2) or Hong Kong (R3).

R0 denotes all regions, whereas R1 denotes Bermuda, Canada, and all United States territories. R2 is for countries in the Middle East, as well as Central and Western Europeans. This region code is also used by some French overseas territories, some African countries, and Japan.

R3 is intended for Southeast Asia, including Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, and Taiwan. R4 is the regional code for Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Oceania, South America, and Australasia. The R5 region code is used for the rest of Africa, Mongolia, and North Korea, while R6 is only used for Mainland China.

Cloud Gaming on PS Now

PS5 supports PlayStation Now (PS Now), a cloud and streaming gaming service, just like its predecessor.

Although backward compatibility does not include PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 games, PS Now allows players to access older games locally and online.

Sony promises that the PS5 will work seamlessly with the PS4. It enables players from different consoles to communicate, play against and with one another, and even transfer save games to new-generation consoles.

However, it is entirely up to the developers. Some games, such as Ghost of Tsushima and Spider-Man, will include a patch that will allow players to transfer their saves to their new consoles.

PlayStation 5 Backward Compatibility

Sony promises that the PS5 will support 99 percent of the current PS4 titles. Players can continue to access their PlayStation Library and download PS4 games to their PS5.

Some publishers, such as EA with FIFA 21 and Ubisoft with the upcoming Far Cry 6, provide players with a free copy of the game’s next-generation version. This practise enables players to take advantage of PS5’s powerful graphic rendition without spending an arm and a leg.

On PS5, some PS4 games will have a more stable framerate, completely revamped graphics, and faster loading times. The Last of Us Part 2 on PS5, for example, will enable a dynamic resolution of up to 4K.

However, unlike the PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode feature, PS4 games will receive an automatic Game Boost and PS5’s newest UX benefits.

The PlayStation 5 will be available in North America on November 12 and in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the rest of the world on November 19.

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