If you’re one of those gamers who has fond memories of the PS2 era of gaming, rejoice because Sony is bringing a PS2 emulator to the PS4.
Ever since Microsoft made backwards compatibility an Xbox One selling point, the Japanese tech giant has downplayed the feature, arguing that gamers don’t want it. However, suspicious regarding their interest in a similar feature arose when the Star Wars Battlefront special edition for the PS4 came bundled with three PS2 titles that apparently ran on an emulator.
Sony confirmed their decision to Wired magazine, stating:
“We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation. We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”
With an emulator, gamers can play old-school PS2 games on the PS4 with enhanced graphics and higher resolution.
Fans have long begged for emulation, so it’s a bit strange that Sony would make the announcement in such an understated way. Moreover, it might be that instead of allowing gamers to use their old PS2 discs on the PS4, we’ll have to re-buy them through the PlayStation Store. Let’s hope that’s not the case.