Sony quietly launches PS2 emulation on PS4

Sony can get PS2 games running on PS4 now. No, you should not expect backwards compatibility.

Emulation headlines

  • A lost Sonic game has been found and emulated

    An obscure and rare piece of Sonic the Hedgehog history has been found in a Spanish mall.

  • PS1 and PS2 local emulator in the works for PS4 - report

    PlayStation Now will support PlayStaion 3 games and eventually the ability to locally emulate PS1 and PS2 titles will be added, according to a Digital Foundry report.

  • Ouya store to offer SNES, NES emulators at launch - report

    Like Samsung Galaxy before it, the Android-powered Ouya console is said to support emulators. Word on the street is that both SNES and NES emulators will be ready for launch.

  • 300+ classic DOS games available in-browser

    If you’re over the age of 20 and can afford to lose a few hours today, check out RGB Classic Games. The website plays host to over 300 DOS games emulated via the magic of java, so you can just play them in your browser. Apparently all the games – including such absolute treasures as […]

  • Android Marketplace shuts down more emulators

    A number of legacy system emulators have been removed from the Android Marketplace without warning.

  • PlayStation emulator yanked from Android marketplace

    The powers that be have pulled PSOne emulator PSX4Droid from the Android Marketplace. I wonder if it has anything to do with a certain platform launching shortly?

  • Rumour - SCEA-Sega meeting notes confirm PS2 games for PS3, DC games for PSN, more

    Either this is bullshit or someone’s just dropped an enormous bollock. A document’s appeared on what looks to be Sega’s PR FTP site detailing a supposed meeting between SCEA and Sega on August 5. It includes this: PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential) SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc) For […]

  • 720p Mario Galaxy -- this time in motion!

    Screenshots? Who needs ’em? They don’t move, and if you’re a T-Rex, you can’t even see them. Lame. Fortunately, GoNintendo has three glorious minutes of 720p Mario Galaxy in fluid, silky smooth motion. Go check it out. Pine for what could have been.

  • Sony patents Cell-based Emotion Engine emulation

    Sony’s patented an Emotion Engine emulation system for PS3’s Cell processor. Meaning? That PS3 could play PS2 games without any hardware changes, in theory. Get details and diagrams from SiliconEra. What? PS3 price cut, Firmware 3.0, PS3Slim and PS2 emulation all before the end of the year? What’s that? Thanks Robo_1 and Blerk.

  • Dreamcast emulator crawling onto PSP

    We’re all for a portable Dreamcast, but, er, not like this. Joystiq brings word of a Dreamcast emulator for Sony’s power-packed portable, but kinks abound. To put things in perspective, the emulator’s author, “drkIIRaziel,” recently released a video of the emulator running Shenmue at a framerate that would make paintings proud – with load times […]