Gamemoir's Nick D. examines Sony’s recent announcement of PS2 emulation on PS4 and whether Sony’s PlayStation Now service may be the best place for it.
Playstation Now might have ps2 or even ps4 games in future, people seem un aware of the fact that PSNow isnt just for ps4.
Well, if they acknowledge that PSNow is on the PS3- among other things- they can't say it's Sony's greedy, crappy attempt at matching Microsoft's BC. That aside, I see that as being fundamentally different from this emulation, though. This doesn't at all sound like implementation or inclusion of PS2 games into the Now service, though they DID say that was coming. After all, that would just be streaming the game from remote servers- as is done with PS3 games- NOT emulation of the software, as has been stated.
Though you have to keep in mind that what is being streamed through PSNOW, has to run on a hardware of some sort. As far as I know, PSNow runs games off a PS3 like server machine (with 10 PS3 machines in one server), but to run PS2 games they would need to either emulated the PS2 games (which is doable since PS3 does have a full PS2 software emulator although with poor compatibility) or run them on the native hardware. Sony hasnt manufactured new PS2 HW in a long while and the original hardware is probably not adaptible to such streaming environment. That would mean they have to emulated the PS2 games if they ever were to introduce them to the service. That could be a problem though since emulation naturally causes extra input lag and when you combine that with PSNow and the streaming latency, it could be kind of a bad experience.
more options the better
Please, eff no, please.
No as it doesn't even make any sense. I mean....have we not got that they confirmed emulation? Why would they do it through something else when they confirmed how they are doing it? No...this article is reaching so far its not even funny. Mind you, you could still see PS2 games on PS Now very, very likely. but that has nothing to do with how its being handled as your questioning how a feature will be handled that has already confirmed how it will be handled. Stupid, stupid article.
If it would be through PS Now they would exclude the majority of all the PS4 owners since it's only available in North America and the UK as of now. Though I'm hoping for an announcement pretty soon for the rest of the EU...
Agreed, its why it was never announced for solely PS Now, what was announced was emulation, not including PS2 games on PS Now, even though Sony already stated a long time ago PS2 games would be added to PS Now. That is not what was announced so I wouldn't worry, the speculation on it being only on PS Now doesn't even make any sense as that wasn't even what was confirmed What was confirmed was emulation support, ie the system plays PS2 games. Never that it was being included in PS Now, as that was already confirmed BEFORE this official emulation announcement.
well since it's confirmed emulation, if they add ps2 games to Now that would mean we have more options to play plus the emulation they are working on
Stop reminding them and giving them idea's , for the love of gaming NO !
If PS2 BC don't have disc based support for the games I already have and the only option is to purchase a digital copy, then it is not really that much different than PS Now as both involves money. Disc based or bust IMO.
Glad I still have old systems. But PS5 should be BC with every previous PS console.
Yeah, am hoping for that as well. The PS5 will be fast enough to emulate the PS3 and if they use x86 and other reasonably regular videocard they can easily emulate the PS4 as well... They are already working on the PS5 and am sure they are taking this into account...
Considering MS is doing disk based for 360 to XONE, I see no reason why Sony isn't doing the same. As they might as well just say developers are porting PS2 games to PS4. I see legit no point to just say charge for a way to play a game that is running through emulation, that can be played off disk. It doesn't even make any sense as how much will they even get from this? Out of thousands of PS2 games, I think something like less then 200 are on PSN for PS3. Sooooooo how many would really be oking such titles? With PS3 having PS2 and PS1 games on some models work off disk, with MS having 360 work off disk on XONE, I really don't get the assumption that PS2 emulation means no disk considering what many even Sony have already done regarding it. And its actually not that different from the PS2 and PS1 ports on PSN right now on PS3. That is like saying PS4 is getting PS2 classics or PS1 classics, its not saying emulation, its actually just saying more ports are coming as that isn't what they called PS2 or PS1 classics on PSN, they never referred to it as that. I think they mean exactly what MS means, emulation, it runs on the disk lol. Why even tell you about the method if its actually just a service or collection of titles coming to PS4? To my understand, what was announced and confirmed was a function.
PS Now is a waste of time and resources that would be better assigned on getting PS2 games running on PS4, or better yet, creating new games for PS4.
no. We can have both. Though I don't use PS Now, its not BC, it was not made for BC, I see no reason to assume its even near the same. I'm pretty sure bring PS2 BC didn't cost Sony 300 million. Almost 100% positive it didn't cost them that. Sooooooo no. they can do both and are doing both, I'm not even sure where you got it was an either or. You act as if Naughty Dog is halting production of The Last Of Us 2 to work on BC for PS2 to PS4 lol
No! Please No! Okay, well, maybe both. As of yet we still don't have PS Now around here, so if they go the PS Now route I will not be able to play those PS2 games either. I don't mind if they add them to PS Now as long as they also have native emulation on the PS4...
For the last time BC != Game Streaming BC is backward comparability with software you already own but game streaming renting game time of games you don't even own a copy. However if Sony allows PS Now version of PS2 games you already own a dics to play for free if you insert a dics then that is an option. The best option for PS2 BC still is emulation patch that allows you to play your existing PS2 games on your PS4 locally. Should be better performance and no need to high speed internet.
I would say no. Just because I wouldn't re-buy old games to replay them.
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