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Sony Confirms PS2 Emulation Coming to PS4

Sony Confirms PS2 Emulation Coming to PS4 - News

by Chinh Tran , posted on 20 November 2015 / 3,766 Views

In an e-mail sent to WIRED, Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 2 emulation is coming 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.”

The recently released Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle already seems to contain the first three games that work with this PlayStation 2 emulation method. According to Digital FoundryStar Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter seem to run on a new emulation software.

Unfortunately, it looks like we'll have to wait to see what Sony's actual plans for PlayStation 2 emulation on the PlayStation 4 are.  Will you be able to use a PlayStation 2 disc or will you have to repurchase a digital copy? Will the selection of PlayStation 2 classics currently available on the PlayStation Store work?

The PlayStation 2 is Sony's most successful console and boasts a wide range of video game classics such as Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy X, and Metal Gear Solid 3. What classic PlayStation 2 games would you like to see playable on the PlayStation 4?


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19 Comments

QUAKECore89 (on 20 November 2015)

Disc based is a must, also have PS1 emulation with smooth texture setting please.


LivingMetal (on 20 November 2015)

That controller is not plugged in.


Darwinianevolution (on 20 November 2015)

And someone has put a Blu-Ray upside down instead of a DVD.


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QUAKECore89 (on 20 November 2015)

@Darwinianevolution Actually it's a blue CD. No joke. xD


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Darwinianevolution (on 20 November 2015)

That makes more sense. XD


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LivingMetal (on 20 November 2015)

And Blu-Ray discs were never... Blue. But the 8 MB memory card is the wrong color. They were more commonly black. Never beige so you've got that going for you.


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FentonCrackshell (on 20 November 2015)

I was watching a show with my son the other day and it's from the early 2000s. My son asks me why the controller has a wire. LOL, these kids today are so spoiled.


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FentonCrackshell (on 20 November 2015)

@LivingMetal, I had a gold Memory Card. Never a beige one though.


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LivingMetal (on 20 November 2015)

But was it an official Sony memory card? That is the key.


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Darwinianevolution (on 20 November 2015)

@LivingMetal Could it be from PS1 era?


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LivingMetal (on 20 November 2015)

IIRC, some PS2 games were made on CDs (especially the earlier ones). Those were blue.


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LivingMetal (on 20 November 2015)

Also, the PS1 CDs were black.


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Bristow9091 (on 20 November 2015)

I'm just waiting for them to bring PSone Classics over to PS4...


Symbolic (on 20 November 2015)

I'd love to see support for disc playback (not just authenticate and download like Xbox One) and region-free emulation, but I'm somewhat doubtful that either of those are going to be the case.


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Symbolic (on 20 November 2015)

No, it doesn't. It authenticates the disc, but you're required to download the game itself from Xbox Live before you can actually play it.


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Mr Puggsly (on 20 November 2015)

If it actually supported physical copies, that would be awesome. But it wont happen. PS3 has a great PS2 emulator but only supports digital versions.


NinjaFox (on 20 November 2015)

I don't know. PS4 can supposedly play DVD and DVD-ROM discs and that's pretty much what PS2 and even Playstation discs were. It would be nice if they could make it capable to read them. The original backwards compatible PS3 wasn't digital only. We'll see what they do, though.


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AsGryffynn (on 20 November 2015)

Different architecture. Current ones are closer to the PS2, so it might be easier.


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