How to play PS5 games with your PS4? As strange as it may sound, it is not impossible. All you need is a friend who has the latest console from Sony, as well as a subscription to PlayStation Plus. We explain to you.
Shortages of components, out of stock, unprecedented popularity… We’ve been talking about it for months, and for you, the situation probably hasn’t changed: you still don’t have a PS5. While waiting for the situation to improve, you are eyeing new games with stunning graphics and unprecedented console performance. While looking with chagrin at your PS4.
However, you can already play the new titles marked Sony with your “old” console. Please note, this is not a question of making a Blu-Ray compatible with the PS4, nor of transferring backups between machines. The functionality that allows this feat is the Share Play. Launched by the Japanese firm in 2014, the latter recently integrated crossplay.
How to play PS5 games on PS4
Concretely, Share Play allows a player to stream your game to a friend’s PlayStation. It is possible to simply observe the game, join a multiplayer session or, what interests us here, take control of the controller. Before activating the feature, you each need a PS Plus subscription. Here is how to do it:
- On the home screen, select Playstation plus
- Click on Join PlayStation Plus
- Select the subscription that suits you, then pay
After subscribing to PlayStation Plus, you will then need to activate Share Play. Here are the steps to follow.
- Press on the PS button from your controller
- In the tab Parties, click on Create a Party.
- Add the friend with a PS5 in the Party
- Click on Create a new Party
- In the chat window, press again the PS button from your controller
- Select Start screen sharing
- Click on Start Share Game.
All you have to do is select the desired game mode. “The visitor plays under your name“Allows you to give control of the game to the player who does not own it, while”Play a game with the visitor»More or less replicates the multiplayer living room experience.
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Note that there are some limitations. Firstly, not all games are compatible with Share Play, so you should check beforehand if you want to play it. In addition, the selected game must be available on PlayStation Store in your region, otherwise the sharing will not work. Finally, you will only be able to enjoy Share Play for 60 minutes.