PS5 Games Will be Distributed free to many Regions – finally, the new generation of consoles and sony has cleared up a ton of lingering questions about the PlayStation 5 in an exhaustive FAQ. It comprises a lot of grounds but perhaps the biggest takeaway is that PS5 games will be region-free.
So you won’t have to worry about whether games you import from another country will run on your new, oddly-shaped console. PlayStation 4 games were also region-free.
It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the PS5 will support the PlayStation Now service. Although the PS5 won’t run PS3, PS2, or original PlayStation game discs, at least there’s still a way for you to dive back into a library of older games on the console.
Sony has for a long time claimed the vast majority of PlayStation4 games will work on PS5 with very few exceptions. Some Ubisoft games may not tun on the console either, but the details are unclear.
Cross-generation multiplayer will work by default. “whether you’re playing multiplayer PS4 games on your PS4 Or PS5 (via compatibility), you will be able to play with other players on either console for the same game” Sony wrote. It’s up to developers whether a PS5-specific version of their game will allow you to play with a friend who has the PS4 version of it.
As for PlayStation plus, Sony confirmed you’ll still get two free PS4 games per month for the foreseeable future. “it is our goal to add PS5 games regularly to the monthly games lineup” the company said. PS Plus subscribers who have a PS5 will be able to claim Bugsnax for free starting this week. There’s also a number of PS4 classics you can claim through the PlayStation plus collection.