The official Sony XDev Europe Twitter account has confirmed that PlayLink games will be playable on PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility.
– Sony XDev Europe (@SonyXDevEurope) October 17, 2020
This announcement confused some users, as Sony’s FAQ on Backward Compatibility states, “PS5 consoles do not support the PS4 Second Screen app or companion game apps.”
We don’t know if the above tweet refers to all PlayLink games or a few selected titles. As we noted earlier, while games like Erica can be played with a controller, others like It’s you and Knowledge is power may be unplayable. However, none of these titles were on the small list of PS4 games that cannot be played on the PS5, so it’s possible that Sony has something in mind for them – maybe, a new app or a new method. integration to make them work.
Other PlayLink games include Chimparty, Hidden Agenda, Knowledge Is Power: Decades, SingStar Celebration, Frantics, and Battleship PlayLink.
We will update our readers when we have more information about PlayLink’s PS5 compatibility. Considering how quickly Sony ditched the idea, we’re a little surprised that it plans to make these games work on the next-gen console.
What do our readers think? Is there a PlayLink game that you especially can’t wait to play on PS5? Share your thoughts in the comments with us below and stay tuned for updates.