With developers starting to slow down producing any new games on the aging PlayStation 2 hardware, could the PS2 Games now appear on the PSN much like PSOne titles have.
Wouldn't be a big surprise.
No it wouldn't, but there is absolutely no source for this rumor. An unnamed mysterious source, does that even qualify? As far as I know this is just a made up guess that will get fans excited and then possibly disappointed come E3. I'm not holding my breath. I personally prefer to see HD remakes.
If you listen to IGN podcast from last week, one of the editors slip up about PS2 games on the PS3.
@ClownBelt he didn't slip up it was a rumour and said that...the reviewers have no idea if its true or not..this seems possible but as Alpha-male22 said its unfounded and will just raise hopes of many people.
Pure 100% speculation...
Yes! If Sony's own team has finally found a way to emulate the PS2 on the PS3 and announces PS2 Emulation at E3, then I can finally enjoy my PS2 collection on PS3. I mean, I got a PS2 but who doesn't want to play it on PS3 if you have the choice to. Wireless Controller, Smooth Graphics & framerate and better memory management is just few things I would like to replay my PS2 collection with. @Alpha I wouldn't mind both, HD Remastered Titles and Backward Compatible Games. I think the rumor is pretty plausible, Considering, Sony might announce the retirement for the PS2.
I doubt they would release emulation for PS2 on PS3. At best they will release a catalog of games you can buy off the PSN regardless if you have the hard copy or not.
Don't be a party pooper. We can still hope and pray hehe. Espero que si sea posible.
PS2 is not in Retirement, Sony is waiting for the Beast to "die" by its own, they don't gonna kill it... IF Backward Compatibility becomes True, it'll be DD-Games on PSN, but I hope Sony keep making Remastered/Collection Editions, RE4 will be there for PS-Move...
@ Dragun I'd love to see PS2 emulation on the PS3. Since I gave up on the 60GB model (I had 4 die on me), I've wanted to play games from the PS2 on my 80GB model that survives just fine to this day. Especially the games that have a progressive scan options like Star Ocean 3. If they release games on the PSN from PS2 fine, but as long as I can play my games on my main HDTV, I'll be happy. :)
it would be a great addition to the psn.. but main question is are ppl who already own a game on ps2 will buy from psn? i dont know.. but i can see myself download my fav ps2 games... i have launch 60GB backward compatible ps3.. but most of us got the 40GB or slim... but what sony can do is announce the ps2 titles for psn and add backward compatibility in next update so tht everyone can enjoy their fav games from ps2... peace
The leaked Sony/Sega meeting notes mentions that Sony wanted to put PS2 games on the PSN. http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
i wouldnt be a bog surprise? its something a lot of people wanted to have ps2 games on the ps3 and if this comes true this will be awesome i hope this rumor is true their is a lot of ps2 games that are awesome and want to play again
I'm hoping this is true. Just got my slim and I wouldn't mind PS2 emulation :) That would be an awesome compensation for "other OS" even though not many people gave a shit about that lol.
I really hope so. They need to trim PS1 game prices to $5 or less when this happens. They also need to churn out more PS1 titles on the PSN and also PSP games. Yugioh card game on the PSP was actually really really good. I'm glad a kid a that i gave my Slim to let me play the game. Sucks it's not on the PSN. It was a great strategy game with fruity animation and nonexistent story line. I only won once in the two hours i played it.
Would be awesome if they did, but I agree with Alpha-Male22 would be good if they came with a HD makeover. But it doesn't really matter as I was one of the lucky people to get a PS3 with backwards compatibility, just wish it was hardware not software.
If you're able to play PS2 downloaded over the PSN, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to play your old PS2 disc as well. Just saying.
If this is true that would be great!
I knew this is coming heh
big plus of coarse. but what I think will happen is ps2 software emulation
PS2 Emulation is unlikely BUT possible. Just wait for E3 :)
^ | Would still be great and i would shit myself with JOY. PSOne Classics with PS2 games, put the exclusives that you have with PS3 = Automatic win.Seriously, the greatest library ever made. Imagine Silent Hill 3 & Silent Hill 4, MGS 3/2, ZOE 1/2, Final Fantasy X/XII, Sly Cooper with greater resolution 60 fps 1080p, dude THAT D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y make me sell my XBOX 360, i wouldn't (even if i had another job) have enough money to support two consoles. Sony can have my SOUL if they make that.
where the hell is my BW dammit!i still have my ps2 games ready to go
They took away BC from PS3s for this exact reason
that and to sell more ps2's. bussiness wise it was smart but it ticked me off when they did that though.
That would make me so unbelievably happy (mind you, I have a 60GB Fatboy). If true, I wouldn't have to worry about losing PS2 BC if I choose to go for a Slim, which I'm actually going to be doing as soon as I find one (it's been a 2 week search and no luck).
are you anywhere near jacksonville florida? that have plenty there.
Unfortunately, I'm in a small town in Massachusetts. We don't get much of anything here.
it all depends how much they are, no more than $9.99 imo. more than that and i'd rather just buy the original disc. sony really just needs to do this already, no more dicking around. it would be a license to print money.
Hell yes! Hopefully they release MDK 2
I can get any PS2 in any store in a physical medium for about 5€-10€. If this news is true better be real cheap or else...
Umm for some reason i don't see it happening now. Not with the current internet speeds most people have.
PS2 games are smaller than modern day PC games and it hasn't stopped steam.
On xbox 360 you can already download full XBOX 1 & 360 retail titles too. PSN needs to to a games on demand service too. This will be part of the PSN+ service along with dreamcast games,party system, cross game chat and a slew of other new features.Sony will really be bringing the heat this year and most of the good e3 news has been them so far.
''Let’s face it, the PlayStation 2 will soon come to an end and there’s no way Sony will just ditch the platform. With no PS2 backwards compatibility available on the PlayStation 3 console except for the original 20GB and 60GB models, this is the solution for Sony to keep the best PS2 titles alive.'' That's right. Why PS3 don't have BC, because PS2 still in the market and still selling a lot, when Sony announce that they will stop supporting the PS2. They will develop a software to emulate or have BC on PS3 Consoles. I will risk to said this, but I have a prediction that Sony will announce officially stop supporting the PS2 on this E3 or this year.
I have a feeling PS2 emulation would require something called a "recompiler" which would re-interpret microcode meant for the PS2 and remake it for the PS3. I think the process would take long enough that it wouldn't be possible to just recompile on the fly without a lengthy HDD install, and even then some games would probably have race conditions with disc access that the developers never accounted for, or just wouldn't recompile correctly. Making PS2 games via PSN *only* makes some sense, for this reason -- Sony can verify that the game works properly, and there's no lengthy recompile, or extension to the OS needed to recompile on everyone's PS3. Sony also gets to make money off old games, which is a nice return for their likely large investment in such a system. I doubt anything other than early phat PS3 will *ever* have the ability to run PS2 games off disc, however. The 20 and 60GB Phats had around 95% BC as I recall, which is pretty dang good -- as expected for near full HW emulation. I think the 80GB ones had closer to 90%, by the time Sony stopped work on their BC... also dang good for HW/SW combo emulation. That said, I doubt a form of recompile emulation would ever get above 60-70% or so. Heck even 50% would be an amazing feat (which is still higher than the 360's XBox emulation, as I recall). The low "success" rate, and high expense, of such an endeavor (Sony would have to sell the games cheap, and either acquire the rights in a lump sum, or work out a deal with the original publisher), lends some backing to the "on PSN" theory, though. The same kind of financial rules apply to PSOne BC as well -- some games probably just never show because their ownership is not under Sony's control. Konami may have plans for a re-worked Suikoden II, for all we know, and thus maybe it may never show on the PS3 for that reason. Or maybe it has some technical issue, and the emulator doesn't work with it, etc.
still these new ps2 psn titles should still be playable on older ps3s for people who still have the bc systems. I still have my 80gb motorstorm bc system and unless an update takes this away, my ps2 hard disc should still be playable after all this.
The PS2 had a really weird architecture, with *unbelievable* bandwidth between the GPU and memory - faster even than what's in the PS3 today. But the GPU had only 4MB of local storage. So most games 'streamed' textures and such to the GPU. This is rather different from how the PS3 handles this, and emulating it is hard. (Even modern PCs struggle to emulate the PS2 because of this.) When writing an emulator, all things being equal about 80% of it is pretty straightforward, but the last 20% is tough. But if you have access to the source code of the game, you can alter it to avoid the nasty 20% and just use the 80% you've got. Recompiling on the PS3 will never happen. But (a) Sony making a 'pretty good, mostly complete' emulator, and (b) specific games being ported to run on that emulator - *that* seems possible. The resulting ports would be downloaded off PSN. If they went that route, it'd be cool of them if you could play the emulated version for free so long as you had the original game disc in the drive. Otherwise, you'd have to pay to activate it. But that's a business decision, not a technical one.
Wow I cant wait to rebuy my entire PS2 collection again.
Bring the GTA collection and the MSG collection (Trophies included) and i'll be happy. : )
I just want the network support so i stay signed when i start one of these new psn ps2 titles, adding trophies and hd graphics would be alot more work but would be great. Maybe only big releses would get theses upgrades. I would really want these more than the ps1 titles, nothing extra about them.
its one of those things that everyone knows will happen eventually
There are 3 Buzz games already available. Though they are miniature versions of the full games, they are PS2 games none the less.
Was PSone about $1-$15. I Have seen Xbox 360 alway about $20. If come PSN store appear PS2, see $20 then u don't want buy PSN PS2? I go Gamestop have PS2 classic well.
yeah ps2 games will hit the psn, but they will be remastered first before they do, I am fine with that as long as they give us something extra like trophy and visual upgrade's like the GOW Collection
If Sony is no longer going to support or allow games for the PS2, I can see where this would fill a nice niche. But with so many backwards compatible PS3s still out there, I don't see it happening anytime soon. Hehe, wait another 10 years when not only those backwards-compatible PS3s are gone and the PS2 is so outdated that it's on the same level as the PSOne (or N64, or SNES or Genesis, or some other antiquated console) is now. Talk to me when I'm too afraid to take my PS2 collection out of the case because if it gets fucked up, I know I'll NEVER FIND ANOTHER COPY AGAIN!
After the PSP2 with its dual analog support it will be announced.
PS3 Games should be coming to PSN.. I mean, Xbox Live has Xbox 360 games on demand, with titles from last year now being added, available for direct download. Sony needs to play catch up in this area.
I assume you mean disc based games also available as downloads? PS3 Games like Warhawk and GT:P have been available for several years as downloads from PSN so their is no should be coming in your statement. They are already there. If you meant more should be coming then that's a different story
The great games on the ps2 is just staggering, i would of thought it would be a win/win situation for Sony & us the consumer. i'm pretty much waiting for E3 for all these rumours to be revealed, i know people say "this e3 is gonna be the best" but i believe all 3 companies will have some big announcements, really cant wait!
I can't wait!!!! Silent Hill 2 in full screen!! It can't get better than then. Unless you throw in Metal Gear Solid 3.
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