Report: PlayStation 4 To Play PS1, PS2 Games?


Backwards compatibility could be coming to the PlayStation 4 soon, and it could be coming in a major way. According to Eurogamer, while the upcoming “PlayStation Now” service will likely only work with PS3 titles, Sony is working on emulation software that will allow PS1 and PS2 games to work on the PS4. The report even claims that High-Definition visual enhancements could come to the PS1 and PS2 titles released for the PS4.

The software used in the PS4 will reportedly be the same that was originally in the PS3 before being gradually phased out during the console’s later years. The PS1 and PS2 games will not be streamed over the cloud like games via the PS Now service will. This will allow games to not be tied down to the internet in order to be played which will allow for better graphical enhancements to the game.

The return of backwards compatibility is something that is only good for gamers, especially those with a love of nostalgia. If/when this report becomes fact, it can only mean good news for the future sales of the PS4.


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