PS5 Remote Play: How to play PlayStation 5 games on PS4
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PS5 Remote Play: How to play PlayStation 5 games on PS4

Alex Kane
11 November 2020

Bring that DualShock 4 into next gen — sorta.

According to a new report by VGC, accompanied by footage of the feature in action, you might have a new reason to hang onto your PS4.

The PlayStation 4 has a new app called PS5 Remote Play, which appears to work pretty well — though it’s hard to imagine it’s anything particularly essential or groundbreaking. It’s more a handy trick that could help households share games between a PS5 and a PS4.

And it keeps those comfortable DualShock 4s in use.

The app streams PS5 games at 1080p resolution. “In order to connect a PS4 console to a PS5, players must enable the Remote Play feature from the newer console’s system menu,” VGC says, then “discover it automatically via Wi-Fi or manually [with] a generated code.”

The report says that connecting a DualSense controller on the PS5 will terminate the remote streaming session on the PS4, meaning you probably can’t use the PS5 at all during Remote Play.

So while PS5 DualSense controllers can’t be used on PS4, DualShock 4 controllers will work with both PS5 Remote Play and backward-compatible PS4 titles.

The PS5 launches in a number of countries on November 12, accompanied by Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, Bluepoint’s remake of the From Software cult classic Demon’s Soul, and other next-gen games.

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