Details concerning PS5 backward compatibility, account management features, etc. are now available in the source code of PS website.
Reddit user kgarvy studied the source code in detail and was able to fish out a boost message and a featured message in the source code hinting at forced haptic feedback and adaptive triggers for Playstation 5 controllers, which may result in inaccessibility issues. Console Sharing will also return for PS5 suggesting management features similar to PS4s.
•”playing PS4 games on PS5, some functionalities available on PS4 may not be available. See www.playstation.com/ps5-backwards-compatibility for more details.” (dead link, currently)
•”This PS4 game isn’t supported with your PS5’s current system software. We’re continuing to make more PS4 games playable on PS5. Update your PS5, and then try playing the game”
•”This PS4 game isn’t supported with your PS5’s current system software. We’re continuing to make more PS4 games playable on PS5. Update your PS5, and then try playing the game.”
•”PS5 boost mode enabled”
Some messages are also discovered that indicates haptic feedback and adaptive triggers for the new PS5 controller.
•”msgid_ps5_controller_trigger_effect”: “Trigger effect required”
•”msgid_ps5_controller_vibration”: “Vibration function required”
In addition to kgarvy, ResetERA forums member Toumari was also able to discover some new features. His discoveries include a new wishlist feature, parties with upto 100 members and the ability to share media files(videos, songs,etc.)
“If the “Console Sharing and Offline Play” setting is enabled for your PS5, players aged 18+ who aren’t PS Now subscribers will be able to play PS Now games from the game’s shortcut icon (displayed on the PS5 home screen) as well as in the PS Now app.”
The PS5 will launch in North America and other exclusive territories on November 12th while the remaining regions will receive it on November 19th.