A side-by-side of the PS4 emulating the PS2 (still left), vs. the first PS2 (appropriate). Click to zoom in.
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If you very own a PS4, I have excellent information: It is now able of enjoying PS2 games via emulation. Fairly unusually, even though, Sony has not in fact announced anything at all officially. The PS2 emulator was identified by Eurogamer when it was despatched a new PS4 Star Wars bundle made up of 3 game titles that initially debuted on the PS2. Eurogamer entered a PSN down load essential, their PS4 downloaded all of the aged video games… and then the vintage PlayStation 2 emblem appeared “in all its upscaled glory.”
Following Eurogamer’s exposé, a Sony spokesperson then verified with Wired that the PS2 emulator exists: “We are functioning on utilising PS2 emulation engineering to provide PS2 game titles ahead to the present generation. We have nothing at all additional to remark at this level in time.”
Eurogamer confirmed that these aged games—Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter—were getting emulated, rather than brought to the PS4 in some other method. Initial, when you start one particular of the emulated video games, a system prompt seems telling you that Start and Pick have been mapped to the appropriate and remaining side of the DualShock’s trackpad—a attribute that isn’t really offered to third-celebration software program running on the PS4. Second, there’s a method in location for managing PS2 memory cards, significantly like on the PS3. 3rd, the aforementioned PS2 logo seems every single time you start off a recreation. And fourth, in-game button prompts are nevertheless mapped to the PS2 controller. Certainly, as Eurogamer claims, “nothing has been transformed at all, effectively ruling out a remaster.”