Do Playstation games work on a PS3?

Playing PS4 games on PS3: is it possible?

Can you actually play PS4 games on PS3? Can I play a PS4 game such as Horizon Zero Dawn or God of War on the PlayStation 3? If you still have a PlayStation 3 standing around at home and are currently unable to get the successor for whatever reason, you might ask yourself the above question.

Playing PlayStation 4 games on PS3: is it possible?

The short answer to the question is, no, you cannot play PS4 games on PS3. For some games there is still a version of the PS4 version for the last-gen console in the form of the PlayStation 3, as is the case, for example, with the new FIFA parts. But this is a separate version for the PS3, which was specially developed and produced for it. It is not possible to insert a PS3 disc into the PS4, it will not be recognized. If you put a game disc from a PlayStation 4 game into your PlayStation 3, it will simply not be loaded and the game cannot be installed, let alone started.

The other way around, you can now play various PS3 games on the PS4. This backward compatibility currently works via the PlayStation Now service, where you can stream the old games to your console, which of course requires an internet connection. You can currently only play the old classics on the PlayStation 4 via the PS Now service.

You can find more tips and tricks for the PlayStation 4 on our sub-pages. Among other things, we will address the question of how to save games on the PS4 and create a backup of my savegames. We will also show you how you can transfer the screenshots and video recordings created on the PlayStation 4 to your PC or mobile phone and view them there.