Since rumors suggested Sony might bring PS1 and PS2 emulation to the PS4, some suggested even running old discs might be possible. It might sound impossible to many, but it really isn’t.
I still have to finish Final Fantasy XII. I would love to do so on my PS4.
I still have to beat the first Ratchet and Clank! That'd be sweet on my PS4
finally beat supreme executive chairman DRAX from R&C 1 .........by the way he'll be in the NEW 2015 ratchet an clank game .
Might as well wait. They're remaking the first one for ps4 to coincide with the new movie next year.
I love FF XII. I want an HD Remaster of that game.
How have you not beaten ffxii yet? the hunting for monsters around the world was such a good addition. When ever I get the need to play some ps1 games or ps2 games I just turn on my ps1 or 2 lol.
I just turn on my PS3 60gb edition ;)
no my fat ps3 is for ps3 only I dont wanna wear any of them out, plus the ps1 and ps2 play their respective games flawlessly the emulator has bugs some times.
@MRMagoo123 Well it doesn't emulate it on the original it has its own PS2 chip in it. The 80gb had the emulation thing.
Couldn't they install an app that searches for something found only on a disc and use that to verify the game is real/legit and then proceed to let you play it via emulation that way ?
Is not happening, the system was not designed for it
I sure the PS4 can emulate the PS2. And well, even phone can do the PS1. I hope Sony makes this happen.
Meant to hit agree, not disagree. Stupid "smart" phones!
Do I smell panic mr xbot ^^
Anything can pretty much emulate PS1. I've had an emulator on every computer I've had and laptops. PS2 has a very good running emulator on PC I'm sure it would work on PS4 as well. I'd love for this to happen, although it's hard to find discs for these systems. Maybe let us play them digitally? That would be cool! I do still have the original RE, FF7, FF9, FFTactics, and Deception discs for PS1. Awesome games
It's an emulator, the system doesn't have to be designed for it. The emulator would just be run on the AMD APU in the system, the same way the emulator would be run on a PC with an APU or regular CPU/GPU. It'd just be slightly altered to run on the FreeBSD-based OS of the PS4.
Oh that must be why Xbone still has DRM and fees on used games... Oh wait..
you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. my phone can run PS1 games perfectly and most PCs can run PS2 games and have no PS2 hardware inside. stop spouting what you have no clue about.
That'd be cool if Sony could do it. Then again, most of the PS1/PS2 games I care about are already on the PS Store or have an HD version that I can buy, so I probably wouldn't use this feature all that much.
There are a lot of PS1/PS2 games that I like that aren't in the store yet. T PS store is also different for the PS4. Previous purchases won't work as far as I know. I hope they make it so they do somehow, that way every thing that's bought continues to work even on future consoles. You know, like a "steam" account in a way. This would be good for Sony IMO because of their ever growing catalog of awesome games. (And not so awesome ones too)
But wouldn't this make their Playstation Now obsolete? They're not going to do this.
even the Playstation TV has PS1 local emulation (and PS2 according to some sources). My understanding was that PS Now was for PS3 games.
It's what they should have done since day 1. The Ps4 registers Ps3 games but they 'can't be run', they just want to suck the money out of gamers with their overpriced PSNow. If they wanted they could find a way to make the ps4 backward compatible. Same with the Xbox.
PS4 will never be backwards compatible with PS3 because they moved to a different architecture, and software emulation requires significant overhead. If they were to add PS3 compatibility to PS4, they'd pretty much have to embed a PS3 inside which would add quite a bit to the cost.
The PS4 is easily powerful enough to handle PS1/PS2 emulation.
yes, but probably not PS3
I think the 8-10x power difference is enough, but maybe not if they want to do it with their own coders. They'd have to have one of the hacker kids that know what they're doing create it. With them not even having the easier PS1/PS2 emulation going yet though, and PS Now being mainly for PS3 games - I don't see it happening. These companies are too concerned with getting more $$ out of us, and they wouldn't be getting much payoff doing that.
Rather confused, given PS Now, the talk about reintroducing BC. Then again with all the licensing issues with old titles being put on PSN, the ones which will never being showing up, it would be nice.
Screw the old ps games. Give me the old Sega Saturn games!
Would be nice to play PS1/PS2 games in native 1080p, with widescreen patch support, like PCSX2! Maybe Sony can hire them? A matter of fact, wasn't there a rumor that was going to happen?
Not going to happen, First PS2 emulator took years to run at stable FPS with much more powerful PCs than PS4. Don't jump on me yes i know PS4 can run PS2 emulator with upscale graphics but Sony won't and can't, they don't have the resources and won't spend tons of money on something can be done through their new product(PS NOW).
i wish they implement backward compatibility for PS1/2 games ..they are too many and all quality ones ..it is not fair to rebuy them trough PSn
Agreed, solid enough emulation shouldn't be to difficult. I can see why Ps3 emulation isnt going to happen, but PS3 isn't going anywhere soon so Ps3 emulation can actually wait and it will actually kind of be provided for with Ps now. I think Ps5 will also be a x86 based design so it should be capable of running games from every generation of Playstation locally except maybe Ps3... People have started on making ps3 emulators but so far they are as effective at emulating ps3 games as a pogostick is around the nürbürgring. Time will tell wether it happens or not is up to sony if they would consider it a good thing for their business and I hope they do.
PS1 can easily be done, PS2 is very likely but i can see the complications that could keep it from happening, PS3? no chance in hell
If my OUYA can play PS1 games flawlessly via emulation, then PS4 should have no problem.
I think it's a waste of time n money, so much more can be done
PS1 games shouldn't even be a discussion point it just a matter of when, PS2 games I could see as a great boon as well and it should be doable with few problems, heck why not offer jobs to those who work on PCSX2?
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