Does the PS5 support cross-play with the PS4? Can you play with PS4 users? Cross-play games confirmed for PS5 and PS4: Is cross-play coming to PS5?

If you’re wondering whether you can play with your PS4 friends when the PS5 launches, here’s what we know.

by Oliver Barsby
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It doesn’t seem that long ago since Sony refused to offer any cross-play on their consoles, closing themselves off from the likes of Xbox and Nintendo.

The company has since eased their anti-consumer stance, and PS4 players can now play Warzone, Fortnite and PUBG with Xbox and PC players.

However, as the next-gen of consoles threatens to divide the gaming community even further, those with no intentions of upgrading to the PS5 yet are asking a question. Can we still play with our friends on the PS5?

This is exactly the kind of question you make be asking, now that pre-orders have officially begun for the PS5: you can click here to see the official Amazon product page for the Standard Edition console, or here for the Digital Edition console.

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And you can keep reading for all the hottest PS5 news, especially when it comes to crossplay with PS4….

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Does the PS5 support cross-play with the PS4?

In true Sony fashion, the company has been intentionally vague about whether PlayStation 5 users will be able to jump into their favourite games with PS4 players.

However, comments by Sony’s Jim Ryan do hint at a strong possibility that the company is willing to let these two groups play together.

In an interview with CNET, Ryan emphasised the company’s commitment to “cross-generational play” and a seamless transition from the PS4 to PS5.

“It won’t be a binary choice about whether you have to be either on PlayStation 4 or next-gen to continue your friendship,” stated the recently promoted CEO.

This is all we have to go off from Sony at the moment, but with another PS5 State of Play rumoured to be right around the corner, we expect this won’t be the last we hear on the matter.

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Which games have confirmed cross-play?

While Sony may not yet have confirmed the specifics, developers have confirmed themselves that their games will both carry over your progress and allow PS4 and PS5 users to play together.

Destiny 2’s developers, Bungie, confirmed in a live stream that their players can upgrade from PS4 to PS5 for no extra costs. They also announced their intentions to support cross-play between the two consoles.

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Fortnite, Epic’s iconic Battle Royale, is slowly becoming the Skyrim of this generation with the number of platforms it is available on. Epic has already announced their intentions to move the game over to Xbox Series X and PS5 for launch.

Not only will players keep their progression, but they can also play with users on every other platform thanks to universal cross-play.

Aside from these titles, many other titles will also support cross-play, including: Marvel’s Avengers, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Warzone, Minecraft, Rocket League, PUBG and Rainbow Six Siege.

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PS5 pre-orders NOW OPEN

Whatever the cross play situation ends up being, the time to buy a PS5 is finally upon us.

As promised, PS5 pre-orders began on 17th September 2020, with retailers around the world scrambling to get their product pages online – and customers racing to place orders before stocks ran out.

A day later, on 18th September, the UK retailer Argos started listing PS5 consoles as well: you can click here to view the product range from Argos, but it looks like the stock sold out just as quickly as it went up

Also for fans in the UK, the retailer Curry’s is one place that seemed to have stock recently: you can click right here to go to the Curry’s PS5 page, but again, it looks like their stock is coming and going very fast.

Things are not looking good at Amazon right now, either: at the time of this sentence being written, the Amazon product page for the PS5 Standard Edition in the UK says ‘Currently Unavailable’, which means the first wave of stock may have run out. You can click here to check the Amazon page, though – it might have updated since we wrote this.

The PS5 Digital Edition also seems to be out of stock at Amazon – you can click here to check out the product page for that one.

There is also a whole family of official PS5 products, from headsets to charging stations, which are available to order now – you can click here to check out the range.

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Oliver Barsby