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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 emulation for PS4

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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 emulation for PS4

Despite this, a few players still clamor to relive the classic era in gaming while others simply want to play the games they may have missed out on. Companies are doing their best in letting players play classics through the use of backwards compatibility and emulation.

Sony gave a statement to Wired here this week, stating, "We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation".

We've reached out to Sony for more information and will update should we hear back.

These games have been analyzed by techie types and have confirmed that games emulations, not straight ports of the game, which confirms that PlayStation 4 has the ability to emulate old PS2 games. On November 12 the Xbox One was made compatible with 104 Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade games - more games are planned to be available down the line. The representative also added alongside: "We have nothing further to comment at this point in time".

What this means is that the PlayStation 2 games will be played on the PlayStation 4 as if it was meant played on the current gen console.

We look ahead to PlayStation Experience 2015 now, which is due to start between December 5 and 6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

There's still no real indication on how much access players will have with the PS emulator system, whether it is for just a specific series of titles - or whether players, like Xbox's Backward Compatibility, will have to own the disc of the original game or buy it again on the PlayStation Network. The publication tried out Star Wars PS2 games on PlayStation 4, here is what they said in their report: "The emulator is clearly running these games more smoothly, with Jedi Starfighter hitting 60fps while the game running on PS2 hardware has nothing like that level of output".

 

 

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