Sony has confirmed that it is working to bring PlayStation 2 emulation to the PlayStation 4.
“We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation,” a Sony representative told
WIRED via email. “We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”
Of the bonus titles included in the recent Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle – Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfight, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter –
Eurogamer claims the latter three already appear to be running on proprietary emulation software.
Like the Xbox One’s backward compatibility system, the PS4 emulator mimics the original software of the PlayStation 2 console, enabling you to run PS2 games. Whether this means users will be able to use PS2-based discs on a PS4, or if the emulation will allow them to play purchased PS2 titles from the PSN, is not yet clear.
We’ve reached out to Sony for more information and will update should we hear back.
Backward compatibility has now rolled out to all Xbox One users, the update introducing a major system overhaul to the original Xbox One dashboard.
For the full list of confirmed backward-compatible Xbox 360 games , head to the IGN wiki.
What games would you like to revisit via PS2 emulation?
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