On top of all the great publicity that the PlayStation 4 has been receiving lately, Sony have come forward and announced that the PlayStation 4 will get an extra treat which will no doubt bring back old-school players who have been sticking with the oldest consoles and titles. This extra treat seems to be a PlayStation 2 emulator, which you will be able to use with your old PlayStation 2. So if you miss your games that much, you will be able to play them once again.
The whole PlayStation 2 emulator subject was touched yesterday when Digital Foundry was tackling the Star Wars legacy bundle released by Sony. As it happens, the legacy bundle also has two older PlayStation 2 games which have had their graphics brought up to date. Digital Foundry described the emulator as “a piece of software” that imitates hardware. In short, your PlayStation 4 thinks it’s a PlayStation 2, but it is still a PlayStation 4 with the coolest graphics around.
But Sony just released this piece of information in order to get old fans hyped about it. It was just thrown out there while they still have things to work on before they release it for good. When re-approached by the subject, Sony declared that “we have nothing further to comment at this point in time”. So we have to wait and see until new info comes out for us.
The only problems is that we have been told about the PlayStation 2 emulator back in January 2014 as well. How much has it been since then? Almost two years? It is a little bit late for some of us and others cannot help but think that this info is rather pointless in 2016. If we think about it, Sony might have just said something two years ago, dropped all their plans, did something else and now they are picking this up again.
In the beginning of 2014 they announced the PS2 emulator right? In May 2015 they released the PlayStation Now streaming service, which proved to be quit e a good service for a lot of streamers wanting to promote their gameplay online, so now they are going to re-start working in the PS2 emulator? How can we be sure that they won’t drop it again and go for another cooler, more modern feature?
Either way, it might be cool if the PlayStation 4 will get an extra treat, the only problem is how many people will get excited about it. Sticking to a modern project might cash in more money for Sony than this one.
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