Another PS1 & PS2 Compatability Rumour Pops Up

playstation-consoles-headerBack in January, we brought you a report that Sony was working on adding local PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 emulation to the PlayStation 4 console. After a couple of quiet months, the rumour has come back with the UK’s Official PlayStation Magazine reporting on it too.

Much like the last rumour from Eurogamer, this one says that Sony is working on adding local emulation of PS1 and PS2 games to the PS4. This emulation would include graphical updates made possible through the emulator (PS1 emulation on the PS3 does so as well) with certain games being able to run natively at 1080p.

The latest update to the rumour comes from Ashan Rasheed, an industry tipster who has recently gained a reputation for being right more often than not. He says that Sony is currently testing local emulation on the PS4 but it’s still buggy and not all of the games work.

There is some speculation as to what the emulation actually is, though. Some believe that this isn’t proper backwards compatibility for putting your old discs in the PS4 but a means to play PS1 and PS2 games downloaded from the PlayStation Store. We may not know for certain until Sony officially unveils their plans to add PS1 and PS2 emulation to the PlayStation 4.

Source: Official PlayStation Magazine UK


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on March 27, 2014, in Games and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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