Microsoft was grabbing all the attention the last few weeks with its latest Xbox one update. Releasing backward compatibility, boasting over 100 Xbox 360 titles. Now it’s Sony’s turn to steal the spotlight!
Sony had already announced they would be releasing an emulator on Playstation 4 back in 2014. Featuring great classic games from both the PS1 and also PlayStation 2. Right now, PS4 owners can currently purchase 8 PlayStation 2 games for their PS4 via digital download. The line-up consists of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Dark Cloud, Twisted Metal: Black, War of the Monsters, Rogue Galaxy, and The Mark of Kri. Each game costs $14.99 excluding War of the Monsters and Twisted Metal: Black which is $9.99 each.
Sony promises that each PlayStation 2 game being updated for the PS4 comes with a range of features users would expect from a PS4 game. These features include Trophies, Broadcasting, Share Play and Remote Play.
There’s also a way of playing old Playstation games via an emulator. Digital Foundry has posted a video review showcasing classic star wars games. These titles bundled with the new Battlefront on PS4 and found out that they’re running on the emulator.
A Sony representative stated, “We are working on utilizing PlayStation 2 emulation technology to bring PlayStation 2 games forward to the current generation. We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”
Digital Foundry reports that the emulator is up-scaling graphics improving the looks on some old 3D games. unfortunately, this isn’t doing much to improve those in 2D. The pixel count has improved drastically. Increasing the pixels almost four times due to the use of black bars. This also enables the possibility of image output at 1080p.
It’s also been confirmed that more classic games are coming to the Playstation 4 soon, which game are you excited for?