Sony Previews PS2 Emulation for PS4 in Video
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sony began streaming a video on Friday for its PlayStation 2 emulation function that will allow PlayStation 4 players to play PlayStation 2 games. Sony had announced last month that it was "working on utilizing PlayStation 2 emulation technology to bring PlayStation 2 games forward to the current generation."
The video reveals that PS2 emulation for PS4 will be available for select PS2 titles digitally, and PS4 owners can purchase the PS2 games on the PlayStation Store. The digital games are up-rendered to 1080p and feature trophy support. Players can also invite friends to play via Share Play for those with an active PS Plus membership.
Shūhei Yoshida, president of SCE Worldwide Studios, also announced the new function on the Sony PlayStation Blog on Friday. The blog post specifices which games will be available on Saturday when the function launches in the Americas and Europe:
- 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
The following games will also be available soon: PaRappa The Rapper 2, Fantavision, The King of Fighters 2000, and Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirit.
Sony has offered a line of PS2 classics for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Store. The PS4 does not offer any kind of backwards compatibility.