PS4 Games Stored on a USB Will Work on a PS5

One of the biggest questions in regards to storage and the PlayStation 5 has been answered.



A new blog post over at the PS Blog has answered many questions in regards to PS5 and PS4 compatibility. the biggest of all, to those of us that use a large external USB, was if those PS4 games would need to be downloaded again.

Here’s the answer

How do PS4 game transfers and game saves work between the two consoles?

You can transfer digital games, game data, and game saves from a PS4 console to a PS5 console using LAN cables, or by connecting wirelessly (WiFi). If you’ve already stored PS4 games and game data in the external USB storage device connected to your PS4, you can bring them over to PS5 with that external USB storage device. And if you are a PS Plus member, you can also sync PS4 game saves on PS5 through cloud storage.

Our bandwidth is much happier now.