Sure that is proper Ps followers, It’s now able to enjoying PS2 video games via emulation. Moderately unusually, although, Sony hasn’t truly introduced something formally. The PS2 emulator was found by Eurogamer when it was despatched a brand new PS4 Star Wars bundle containing three video games that initially debuted on the PS2. Eurogamer entered a PSN obtain key, their PS4 downloaded the entire previous video games… after which the traditional PlayStation 2 emblem appeared “in all its upscaled glory.”
A Sony spokesperson then confirmed with Wired that the PS2 emulator exists: “We’re engaged on utilising PS2 emulation know-how to convey PS2 video games ahead to the present era. We’ve nothing additional to remark at this time limit.”
Eurogamer confirmed that these previous video games—Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter—had been being emulated, slightly than delivered to the PS4 in another method. First, if you begin one of many emulated video games, a system immediate seems telling you that Begin and Choose have been mapped to the appropriate and left facet of the DualShock’s trackpad—a characteristic that is not accessible to third-party software program working on the PS4. Second, there is a system in place for managing PS2 reminiscence playing cards, very similar to on the PS3. Third, the aforementioned PS2 emblem seems each time you begin a sport. And fourth, in-game button prompts are nonetheless mapped to the PS2 controller. Certainly, as Eurogamer says, “nothing has been modified in any respect, successfully ruling out a remaster.”
Moderately excitingly, the standard of emulation is slightly good, too. As you may see within the video above, the PS4’s PS2 emulator is working at a a lot increased decision than the unique PS2. Unique PS2 titles often output at a local decision of both 512×448 or 640×448. The emulated PS2 video games on the PS4, although, seem to have a local decision of 1292×896, after which a last pillarboxing and upscaling to 1080p. The full pixel depend is round four× the unique.
Eurogamer speculates that Sony intends to promote these previous PS2 video games digitally, slightly than the Xbox One’s strategy of letting you utilize your Xbox 360 sport discs. Hopefully Sony will reveal its plans quickly.