The company made the announcement via an email to WIRED, 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.”
The emulator that will allow you to play PS2 games on your PS4 will mimic the original software of the PlayStation 2 console, similar to the way that Xbox One’s backwards compatibility currently works. We’re not sure whether or not you’ll be able to use your old PS2 discs on the platform or if the emulation will simply allow you to play PS2 games purchased through PSN. Either way, it’s a much-requested PS4 feature that has yet to be implemented.
The PS2 era spawned some of the best PlayStation games to date, and there are certainly more than a few underrated PS2 games we really miss as well. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about the emulation soon. In the meantime, stay tuned to Nerd Much for more gaming news.
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