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News hardware PS5: 60 fps, 4K … The best improvements in PS4 backward compatible games
If the bulk of the PS5 catalog will not arrive until 2021, several PS4 games are already the subject of improvements on the new Sony console, often free (thank you for backward compatibility), rarely paying. The opportunity to relaunch certain flagship titles or to discover them in the best possible conditions, with 60 images per second or even 4K. We take stock.
With the SSD of the PS5, the games mentioned here also benefit from shorter loading times.
Long live 4K and 60 fps
Despite all the controversy it has sparked, Cyberpunk 2077 is a successful title that deserves our attention. And if you don’t have a powerful PC handy, know that CD Projekt Red’s baby displays as it stands at 60 fps on PS5. However, whether on the side of the resolution or the graphics, nothing is transfigured compared to the PS4 Pro version. For a real next-gen patch, we will have to wait until the second half of 2021.
Ghost of Tsushima
A big 2020 exclusivity from Sony, Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game set in feudal Japan, developed by the Sucker Punch studio. Boasting a solid 30 fps when released, the title runs at 60 frames per second on PS5. Regarding resolution, nothing seems to have changed, with 1800p (3200 x 1800) as on PS4 Pro.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Unlike the games mentioned above, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is entitled to a real PS5 version included with the purchase of the PS4 game. At no additional cost, it will be possible to choose between two modes: Resolution (native 4K / 30 fps) or Performance (dynamic 4K / 60 fps). What even more enjoy the pretty panoramas.
Watch Dogs Legion
Like the last Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs Legion benefits from a nice evolution at no additional cost on PS5: by launching the title on the next-gen from Sony, you will indeed be able to enjoy a Dynamic 4K at 30 frames per second with ray tracing. However, no performance mode with a higher framerate in the program.
Star Wars : Jedi Fallen Order
Released in November 2019, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order recently received a free update on PS5. So if you want to browse the planets of the famous universe on next-gen, it will be possible in 60 fps with a post-processing in 1440p. Dynamic resolution has been disabled and the game is displayed in 1200p (between 810 and 1080p previously).
More fluid, but above all more beautiful
No Man’s Sky
After having chained the updates to recover from its complicated launch, No Man’s Sky does not forget the transition to the new generation. On PS5, in addition to a nice 4K in 60 fps, the space exploration title arrives especially with more detailed visuals, more on-screen elements and new lighting.
Even though FIFA 21 is already running at 4K / 60 fps on PS4 Pro, the free update on PS5 brings quite a few changes, especially in terms of graphics. The rendering of the faces of some players, like Lionel Messi, takes a big leap forward. The effects related to the hair and the lighting are more realistic. Note that this free patch will no longer be available when FIFA 22 arrives.
Ubisoft games are definitely in the spotlight for backwards compatibility: on PS5, the action game For Honor is entitled to better graphics (more details, more successful light and shadow effects), but also at 4K and 60 frames per second. Everything you need to fight in good conditions without neglecting the visual.
Ray tracing and 60 fps at the same time
Spider-Man : Miles Morales
Like Ubisoft’s latest baby, Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4 gives direct access to a next-gen version of the title. And unlike the old-gen, the weaver’s adventures on PS5 offers several modes: RT Performance (2K dynamic / 60 fps / ray tracing), Performance (4K dynamic / 60 fps) and Fidelity (4K native / 30 fps / ray tracing). A lot of options to choose between image and fluidity.
Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War
If you want to take a peek at your PS5, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War seems like a good start. With the free update of the title, it is indeed possible to play with ray tracing at 60 frames per second in dynamic 4K. The solo and the multi can also go up to 120 hz, but with concessions on the resolution.
Devil May Cry : Special Edition (payant)
Like the next-gen version of Control, Devil May Cry: Special Edition is considered a separate game, and is therefore paid. No free update between the PS4 and the PS5 is planned, but the technical leap is notable. In the program : 4K / ray tracing / 30 fps, ray tracing and 60 frames per second in Full HD or 120hz in this resolution.
Already 120 fps on some games
Even if the objective of this new generation of consoles is 4K / 60 fps, several titles playable on PS5 already offer 120 frames per second (provided you have a compatible screen). This is particularly the case of Borderlands 3, which offers a 4K / 60 fps mode but also dynamic 1080p / 120 hz. In the latter case, the resolution may therefore vary.
Even if it is now offered for free, note all the same that Destiny 2, Bungie’s FPS, also offers 120 fps but only in PvP Crucible mode. For the rest of the game, it will be native 4K with a framerate halved. Which is in any case very good for a console shooter.
Rainbow Six Siege
Want more FPS with plenty of fps? Well Rainbow Six Siege has also been entitled to its free update on PS5, and offers two modes: Performance (120 fps / dynamic 4K) and Resolution (60 fps / native 4K). Also note the support for haptic feedback, to have different sensations depending on the weapon.
Another genre that lends itself well to such a framerate: racing games. Thus, with the free update from the PS4 version, Dirt 5 on next-gen is able to display 120 frames per second with dynamic 2K (Digital Foundry however noted quite a few drops in fps in this mode). Otherwise, it will be dynamic 4K at 60 Hz.
The next big upgrades on PS5
The vast majority of the technical details in this article come from the analyzes of Digital Foundry.
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.