You’ll Be Able To Play (Expensive) PS2 Games On Your PS4 Now
Backwards compatibility has always been a much sought after feature since we want to play our games that we bought for older systems on our new systems. The new generation kind of lagged behind with this feature since the PS4 and Xbox One didn’t have any form of backwards compatibility. Xbox One, however, implemented the feature, but it is only for a few select games from the massive Xbox 360 library.
Sony still does not have any backwards compatibility besides the Playstation Now service that allows you to stream PS3 games to your system.
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Seemingly out of nowhere, Sony revealed that they’ve been working on PS2 emulation on the PS4 which can come to some surprise. It does work and according to Sony, they can fully emulate that games at 1080p.
Awesome, but this carries some pretty big caveats. Firstly, you cannot use your old PS2 game discs which would be a bummer for many. Secondly, you have to buy the games again on the PS4 and they’re not exactly cheap.
Sony revealed eight PS2 games that will be available as of the 5th of December and they are:
- Dark Cloud — $14.99
- Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
- Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
- The Mark of Kri — $14.99
- Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
- War of the Monsters — $9.99
Some good games to start off with, but 15 dollars? That’s a little steep don’t you think?
The benefits you’re getting is that the games are playable in 1080p and will have full trophy lists that were curated by the developers themselves.
Sony has expressed that they want to release as many PS2 games as possible in the foreseeable future.
I’m torn about this. For one, it’s nice to play some classics and get some trophies out of them, but then again they’re pretty expensive. Still, it’s a feature that we otherwise wouldn’t have had.