Do you regularly play games with your friends on Playstation 4 but are thinking about getting a Playstation 5. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one you might be wondering if you will still be able to play with your friends, who are still playing on an older console.

While cross play is becoming more and more popular not every game has it right now, so asking if you can play with people on an older generation console is a good question.

Let’s jump in and find out.

Can PS4 Players Play With PS5 Players?

Yes, PS5 players can play with PS4 players however only in certain games that have these features enabled. For example Destiny 2, Warzone and Borderlands 3 all have this feature enabled allowing you to play with PS4 friends. Sony are calling this cross-gen play.

You can check the specs of each game to find out if cross-gen is available or alternatively send your friend an invite and see if they can join you. Some games will even have cross-platform play enabled allowing you to play with friends on a completely different console such as Xbox Series X. Again you will need to check on a game-by-game basis.

What Does Cross Gen Mean On Playstation Games?

Cross-gen means that you will be able to play with players on an older console version than you. For example, a PS4 player can play online with a PS5 player. For example in Fifa 22 you cannot play with people on other brands of console however a PS5 player can play with a PS4 player as cross-gen is enabled.

Can PS4 Players Party Chat With PS5 Players?

Can PS4 players party chat with PS5 players? Yes, players on both consoles can join each others party chat and talk to each other.

Can PS5 Play PS4 Games?

The majority of PS4 games are backwards compatible with the PS5. Sony state that over 4000+ PS4 titles are playable. You can check which games are not backwards compatible on sony website.

Upgrade PS4 Games To PS5 Version

Generally, you will find that the next-gen version of the game is more expensive than purchasing for last gen. For example, you can buy the PS4 version of Fifa 22 slightly cheaper than the PS5 version. You will be able to play it on the PS5 but it won’t have the PS5 quality graphics and features.

If you have the last gen version you have the option in your game hub to upgrade the game. You will have to pay the difference in price between the last gen and next-gen copy.

Which PS5 Games Have Cross Gen Available?

If cross-gen is not available you will not be able to play with a friend who is on an older Playstation. You can check out the list of games that have Cross gena and cross-play here.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know you will be able to play most games with your friends hopefully you can find a console to purchase. The PS5 is a great next-gen gaming machine. Enjoy loading into matches 3x faster than your friends.

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