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PlayStation 5 will continue to allow players to play their PS5 games offline because why wouldn’t they?
Following on from the reveal of the PlayStation 5 user interface yesterday, Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry revealed that PS5 games will still be playable from their physical discs immediately after installing the game files.
This is an important part of game preservation, essentially making sure that master code is always playable by a customer. Digital Foundry proved the importance of this in a previous video: using the original disc version of Assassin’s Creed Unity on an Xbox Series X will allow the game to run at 60fps.
Obviously, these disc-based games won’t be playable on PlayStation’s PS5 Digital Edition, a cheaper version of Sony’s next-gen console that abandons the disc drive. Of course, the same can be said for Microsoft’s Xbox Series S.