PS2 Emulation On PS4 Is A “Big Deal”, Games Will Be Absolutely Worth Playing – Dev

“It’s a catalog of thousands of games.”

Posted By | On 28th, Nov. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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Last week, Sony quietly released PS2 emulation on the PlayStation 4 via four classic games that came along with the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundle. Sony later officially confirmed that they are indeed working on the feature. The emulation brings along a number of benefits such as better frame rate and resolution, along with improved texture filtering and anit-aliasing solution that will make sure that PS2 games on PS4 look crisper compared to the original version. GamingBolt’s tech team did some analysis on the feature and you can find the results here.

However, does this feature hold value especially given that a number of AAA games are due for the PS4 next year and beyond? Chris Pruett who is the co-founder of Robot Invader certainly thinks so.

“As game design connoisseurs, proper PS2 emulation is a big deal to us,” Chris said in an interview with GamingBolt. “A huge chunk of the golden age of horror games mentioned above ran on the PS2, and many of those games are absolutely worth playing. There are many titles on that platform that could not be made today simply because they are beyond the means of most independent studios but too niche for a large publisher to consider. It’s a catalog of thousands of games.”

It will be interesting to see how Sony updates its catalog of PS2 games for the PS4, and what kind of pricing they will opt for. Personally, I think this strategy is inferior compared to Microsoft’s. Paying for games that you may already own compared to a free feature from your competitor will be a factor in deciding how successful this is going to be for Sony.

On a side note, Robot Invader are working on Dead Secret, a horror game that will be releasing on the PS4 and PS3 next January. It will also be supporting PlayStation VR. If you want to know more about Dead Secret stay tuned for our complete interview with Chris in the coming days. For more on the game, check out this article.


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  • Mark

    Rashid’s about to get blasted by Xbot1, lol. Anyway, I’m all for old emulation on our consoles. I’m sure we’d all love to have the full catalog of last gen and the one before. So this atleast allows the option on PS4 for older games, and more options are good. Wether it’ll be pricey we’ll see. But how can anybody say that both the X1 and PS4 aren’t gonna have a huge 2016, a year that’ll be better than the last 2 imo.

    Anyway I’m loving this big black box and the Elite controller. And Tomb Raider is flat out sick. Ok I’m done.

  • Starman

    since e3 2015 , when ms/xb1 announced back compat for 360 games on xb1 , all sony fangirls and all websites helped sony say they’re not into old games , they want new …but at the same time charging people for a crappy streaming gaming service . now they claim they can emulate ps2 games ..(why not ps3 games ?)…lol

    now it’s a big deal after you all said it holds no weight … but sony clams they can do it .. with older gen games ..and it’s the best thing since sliced bread …gtfo …

    • Overkill-a

      “The emulation brings along a number of benefits such as better frame rate and resolution, along with improved texture filtering and anit-aliasing solution that will make sure that PS2 games on PS4 look crisper compared to the original version.”. This is how it SHOULD be done. Xbone’s backward compatible feature just delivers the same old game.

    • Starman

      you dummies believe anything they say … they will charge you , you wont be able to bring you old library from your shelf … you have to pay for the whole service ..(streaming)…. stfu … why not ps3 … only a fangirl wont question that ….

    • Overkill-a

      I don’t have a library on my shelf. Why don’t you stfu for once? You really are completely uninformed. Please Google PSNow and see ALL the PS3 games that are playable. As far as paying goes, I don’t mind because of alllllll the upgrades Sonys added. Seriously Starwoman, stop commenting, er trolling, on topics you know nothing about.

    • jacksjus

      Chill out. It’s not that serious. Damn!

    • The Gamestas

      It’s already been stated that the PS4 will not run PS3 games due to the difficulty of emulating the Super cell structure the PS3 used. The Xbox 360 used PowerPC. They are different and I know you do not have the educational background to make a qualified rebuttal to Sony’s statement saying jts impossible to emulate Super Cell. Side Note: Super Cell was ahead of its time so may say. While extremely powerful it took a lot of coding knowledge actually properly utilise and that’s why some multi-plats where better for 360.

      TL;DR Super Cell is too difficult to emulate.

    • Overkill-a

      PSNow=PS3 games on PS4. When will people pay attention?

    • Truth™

      “P-P-POWER OF THE CLOUD”

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA

    • Truth™

      Limited FXAA isn’t crisper. It’s blurrier. And neither is 4xAF as the PS2 could only do billinear and trilinear. And the pixel density of the uprez is equivelent to 720P which gets upscaled

      The embarassment oncoming when this garbage hardware runs a garbage emulator will be hilarious to behold.

    • Mr Xrat

      Since E3 2015, when Uncle Phil announced limited emulation for the 360 games on the Shitbox Done, all the Xgimp worms said just how great it’ll be to play all their games again (because, let’s be honest, the Xbone’s lineup is pretty crap)…until the classic MS misrepresentation fell away and it turned to be a hundred at launch. And then it was all “Oh well, it’s super awesome because PS Now!” And then it turned out to be mostly XBLA games with a smattering of retail games and fewer of what people actually wanted to play. Then when Sony announces PS2 emulation is in development, it’s “Y-yeah well, who wants to play old games anyway!!!”

      Xgimp scum. This is why we all hate you. 🙂

    • Truth™

      The hilarious thing is that Sonycucks think they are loved when the rest of the community hates them just as much as the xcucks.

      Another year with no PS4 games has made you rather desperate to shill 720P PS2 emulation when all PS4 has is COD and Dewritos. But “based Uncle Shu” said there might be games in 2017, right? (*Also on PC) after claiming “No one buys a console for old games”.

      This is why we hate you. You told us you hated exclusive content then clapped like amerifats when Sony bought the COD deal. Sonycucks are hypocrite scum.

      Meanwhile PC has backwards compatability for everything. Oh look. Consoles BTFO again. Wii U has always had backwards compatability. Still has games and anything Nintendo produce will be better than Sony’s cut rate garbage 1st party.

      No one likes Sonycucks, Rscottycuck. It’s going to be hilarious watching your pitiful attempts to defend your garbage console and hilarious meltdowns. Especially next year with 720P VR on the way. Go on. Tell me how 720P pixel density doesn’t matter because “Muh immersion” and the breakout box has a “GPU” like the other Sonycucks so I can laugh at you for buying a headset that doesn’t even have proper Steroscopic 3D capability :^)

  • Overkill-a

    I sure hope Mercenaries will be on that list!

  • Overkill-a

    “Personally, I think this strategy is inferior to Microsoft’s.”. Really Rashid?!? MS backward compatible doesn’t address framerate OR better resolution. Much less improved texture filtering and anti-aliasing.

    • WEL

      Microsoft allows you to play the games directly from the discs you already own. That alone already makes it way superior. And not to mention that PS2 is 2 last gens ago while the X360 is just one. Even with the improved graphics PS2 games are nowhere near comparable to the ones on the X360 when it comes graphics.

    • jacksjus

      Granted it is on the list. Some games may have to wait a while to become available. It’s certainly not as simple as just popping in any random 360 disc.

    • the7thlevl .

      In my experience thus far, NONE of them play “off the disc.” It verifies you own the game then downloads a digital copy to the HDD and plays off that file, not the disc. Just like with the 360 games on Rare Replay. Its not real BC. It’s just like PS4: it’s emulation.

    • This Guy

      But PS4 charges you to play it whether you already own it or not. That’s the difference.

    • Overkill-a

      Duh, PS2 and x360 are different gen consoles. Of course the graphics don’t compare. And you play the same version on your Bone as you do on your x360. The PS2 or PS3 games look better with emulation, better than if you played the disc on respective console. But Im guessing you’re too far into the forest to see the trees.

    • Truth™

      They will play better on PC and not the limited garbage hardware of the PS4 :^)

    • Fweds

      Why are you getting the same ghost FAKE upvotes on all your comments ? We all know it is “Revolver Ocelot ” AKA “Mr xrat” etc. Who uses the Upvote bot with these ghost names , so you are either him with yet another multi or he is just using it on your posts as you are a Sony fanboy.

    • TheSeventhCore

      Just because that’s how you roll doesn’t mean others do too. My comments are filled with knowledge and logic. People see it and can relate.

    • Truth™

      Your comments are filled with Sony PR, console peasant garbage and no games

      No wonder rscottycuck can relate

    • TheSeventhCore

      Your mouth is filled with a creamy substance.

    • Truth™

      Oh look. Can’t defend the trashstation poor at all. Typical.

      Enjoy your 20FPS

    • TheSeventhCore

      No need to. With all the issues PC games are having (you enjoy the new Batman Arkham game? Hows Fallout 4 running over there?) And all the issues with the Xbone(we could go on and on, Just Cause 3 the latest enjoyment casualty on the crusty box) the PS4 just rises to the top. Ask any of the 30+million. Then stfu.

    • Truth™

      Just Cause 3 runs perfectly fine on PC and unplayable garbage on PS4 with 3 minute load times and frequent framerate drops from an already pathetic 30FPS despite that magical seventh core

      Fallout 4 runs 1080P 60FPS with better settings than PS4

      PS4 sinks to the bottom once again. Poor shills. Forever and ever BTFO by PC

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef057cbaf5df7e29a885cb3b91f90ee5cbb09202968dbf9a061f0eaac07193e0.gif

    • Fweds

      Now look at your upvotes on this post and notice the exact same ghost votes are there, you must be so popular that they sit and wait hours for you to post again

    • TheSeventhCore

      My guess is thats you and your accounts upvoting me so you can sit there and say, “Look at your upvotes…”. You prob do that to a lot of people you can’t win debates with so as to try and make yourself look better. It’s cool man I don’t mind. I know the truth.

    • Barry Harden

      That’s if the publisher approves their XB360 game for playback on the XBone. At this point it’s mostly games from Micro$oft’s library. Most publishers are not giving their permission because they have plans for remasters or Micro$oft isn’t willing to cut a financial deal for these games. At this point we can say XBone’s backward compatibility is limited.

    • Truth™

      And the same will be said of PCSX 2’s limited emulation as well.

      720P. LOL You sonycucks get more pathetic and desperate every time

      PC was doing 1080P PS2 emulation five years ago. What makes 720P so impressive?

    • Barry Harden

      The PS2 emulation is TRUE emulation. No recompiling of the original PS2 software is needed unlike the XB360 BC which requires work from Micro$oft to convert and requires permission from the publishers.

      You XBox dickryders really need to throw in the hat and admit the PS4 is the better gaming system.

    • Mr Xrat

      “Microsoft allows you to play the games directly from the discs you already own.”

      Nope.

    • Truth™

      And if you think that pathetic 720P PS2 emulator will work with disc play you will be hilariously wrong since $ony are just the same as Microshaft

      PCSX 2 is the only place you can boot from disc. Funny that

      Rscottycuck getting embarrassed by Sony constantly is one of the most hilarious things I’ve seen this week. Your crying trying to defend the Beyond Two Souls “Remaster” was hilarious. Keep it up, cuck. See you at PSX where they announce even more PC games :^)

    • Tech junkie

      No but you don’t have to buy the game twice

    • Mr Xrat

      Considering there’s no proof of that yet either way, might be best for you to not jump the gun. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      That is hilarious that you of all people are worried about proof. You constantly just make things up

    • Truth™

      Rscottycuck just posts his deluded Sony PR statements and cries as he upvotes himself because of his buyers remorse

    • Mr Xrat

      Still waiting for your proof. In your own time.

    • Tech junkie

      I think you’ve had a stroke or something. I’m waiting for you to back up your bs

    • Mr Xrat

      I’m still waiting for you to back up your statement, considering you started this mess. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      Yeah. I’ll back up mine when you back up even 1 of your delusions

    • Mr Xrat

      That’s not how it works, pleb. I’ll take it you can’t find anything outside of VGChartz. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      Haven’t even looked. Unlike you I understand basic math.

    • Mr Xrat

      You haven’t looked because you know you can’t find anything, moron. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      You are the one making false claims why would I waste my time proving your statement when I know it to be false.
      I get it you are a little slow in the head. Maybe get your mommy and daddy to help you.

    • Mr Xrat

      And yet you still haven’t backed up the claim you made at the very beginning.

      And you won’t because you can’t.

      🙂

    • Tech junkie

      Just like you can’t back up your delusions

    • Mr Xrat

      Onus of evidence isn’t on me, mate, and even if it was I’d still whip you handily. 🙂

    • Tech junkie

      I’d like to see you try 🙂

    • Truth™

      In the end, people will still be laughing at you Rscottycuck since PCSX2 will still be cheaper, easier and 1080P :^)

    • kma99

      Fyi, all games on the x1 get an up rez to 1080 regardless if its 200 or native 1080. In some cases frame rate does het better and sometimes worse but those ps2 games will still look like a pixelated mess.

    • Overkill-a

      No cases framerate gets better. None. 30% drop in framerate. Lol. Don’t worry about what the PS2 games will look like. If your system was capable of running original xbox titles, then maybe you’d have some credibility.

    • kma99

      You have no definitive proof that all games will have better frames you’re just going off one developers word. I see you’re another one of these deluded fools who gobbles up whatever sony spoon feeds you. If your system was so capable it would be doing ps3 games instead of old ps2 games. Laugh at that fool.

    • Overkill-a

      Hey dippy-doo-doo, ever hear of PSNow? Where you can stream PS3 games on the PS4? I didn’t think so. You seem unknowledgeable. Who’s the deluded fool again? Hahahas

    • kma99

      Lol so this all mighty ps4 cant emulate ps3 games so you let sony nickel and dimes you lol. Pau for that damage control chump while others get bc for free lol.

    • Overkill-a

      Oh, you can’t read either? You should stick to vg247 forums. You’re a total moron.

    • kma99

      Days the idiot who cant keep an account cause he gets banned for being an idiot. Keep up the damage control.ps2 for the win cause we cant emulate ps3 games.

    • Overkill-a

      Again, your lack of knowledge is stupendous! How did you get so stupid?

    • kma99

      Again you claim all this power for a console that cant emulate ps3 games and you’re fine with being charged to stream games u cant own. I thought you Playstation guys hated drm. Shows your selective memory.

    • Overkill-a

      Funny but I finished playing Uncharted 3 on my PS4 just last week. Keep moron-ing. It’s entertaining.

    • kma99

      Sure u did. I dont doubt it. You love blowing money on stuff everyone else already owned years ago. I played tomb raider just yesterday lol.

    • Overkill-a

      I got tons of money. You enjoy playing Tomb Raider. We have real games over here.

    • kma99

      No you dont you have remastered games and games promised 10 years ago. Throw in some indies for good measures .

    • Truth™

      Wii U and PC have games

      PS4 has none. LOL

      Enjoy your 20FPS version of Fallout, moron. The 7th core will never ever help your 900PS4’s godawful CPU.

    • TheSeventhCore

      Wii U?!? Hahahas. Thanks for tossing any credibility you were trying to develop right out the freaking window.

    • Tech junkie

      So you are on pc?

    • kevin

      I’m sorry is Sony forcing you to stream games you already own what’s that no then you sound dumb

    • Actually, there -is- definitive proof the framerates are better.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_sOOVV7e8s

    • Leon K

      Not really because most people would rather have PS2 games.

    • Robert

      Original Xbox games supports widescreen HD and its a lot powerful than PS2

    • Overkill-a

      There’s not a single original xbox game playable on the bone.

    • Robert

      Microsoft are planning to implement the feature on Xbox One

    • Overkill-a

      No, they aren’t. They are strictly focusing on 360 games. Do some homework before posting fiction. You won’t look as silly.

    • kma99

      Wrong again. They said they were focused on 360 games for now and then thry will concentrate on og xbox games. Clown

    • kevin

      No they haven’t and if so post a link

    • Tech junkie

      How much better do ps3 games look on Ps4. Because that is the comparison you just made.
      I’ll give you a hint. The frame rate is 100% less. Sony can’t play last gen games this gen.

      360 and PS3 are both ppc. MS just has better software engineers

    • CrimsonDivide

      Maybe you need to realize that 90% of Xbox one native games aren’t even 1080 before posting your comments. Most X1 games set on at best 968 most lower than that.

    • kma99

      Really? Maybe you need to realize this wasnt about the percentage of 1080 games native on x1 anyway before you post some crap trying to sound smart. Since you’re so smart go ahead and list all the games and break down those percentages before you spout off your garbage. Thats right you wont do that because you’re only saying random crap that some fanboy told you lol. Wearing glasses might make you a nerd but not very bright

    • Truth™

      720P PS2 games that are 1080P 16xAF improved AA like SMAA on PC and can be speed hacked.

      It’s pretty much a losing strategy.

      Keep crying about that seventh core, fam. It will do nothing for the blunderstation poor :^)

    • TheSeventhCore

      Blunderstation poor?!? So you’re a hater. Got it.

    • Truth™

      No, I’m the reality that your weak trash console holds back gaming.

      Stay mad.

    • TheSeventhCore

      If it makes you feel like a champ to think that you go right ahead. Hahahas.

    • Truth™
    • TheSeventhCore

      I’ll take 10 upvotes for this comment.

    • Truth™

      Pretty sure rscottycuck will be around to do damage control about the PS4 version of Just Cause 3 being as unplayable and garbage as the xbone one.

      Meanwhile it runs perfectly fine on PC even at minimum requirements from livestreams over the weekend.

      Just Cause 3 will never be fixed on consoles. Stay mad.

    • TheSeventhCore

      Say…you’re a pretty good fictional writer! But I’ve heard better stories.

    • Truth™

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL7Ei8pdrR8

      Hush now kiddie. 3 minute load times and 17FPS on PS4 is real :^)

    • TheSeventhCore

      PC and Xbone version now called “Just Stalls”. :*(

    • Truth™

      PC version being well optimized, having no crash issues and running 60FPS has already been confirmed. Enjoy damage controlling silky smooth 15FPS on the Flopstation poor.

      POWER OF THE 7TH CORE!

    • TheSeventhCore

      Your brain is a poor flopstation.

    • Truth™

      720P PS2 games
      720P VR

      Better start thinking of ways to explain how you can’t see the difference, fam :^)

    • TheSeventhCore

      “Better start thinking of ways to explain how you can’t see the difference..”. Is that what your Mom told you when she saw you standing beside a little girl?

  • jacksjus

    I still can’t wrap my mind around the concept of games you already own. Why would you still have the older games but not the system anymore? They made it clear no BC at launch before flip-flopping, so the decision should have been made them to hang on to your old system.
    Even if your system was loss or stolen you could have replaced it for cheap by now.

    Point is why not talk about the potential to play games that you haven’t before, and in this case then neither company offers it for free.

    Seriously if BC is all about what you previously owned then I feel sorry for you. There are just two many games and too little time to play them all.

    • atomicjuicer

      There are ps1 discs that play on ps3 that stream remotely to vita. They are not available to purchase online even though they work because the companies that made the games don’t exist any more. Backwards compatability is simple computer functionality that should not require any additional permissions.

  • Soda Popinski

    Two words = “cross buy”. Digital PS1 classics are currently cross buy on every Playstation system capable of connecting to PSN (that’s PSP, Vita, and PS3) EXCEPT the newest most powerful PS4.

    Waiting on them to add digital PS1 and digital PS2 classics cross buy support to PS4. Hoping this is a sign they’re finally coming very soon. Cross buy is a must given current existing PSOne classics cross buy support, and the fact that we have one unified Playstation Network account.

    • Trinity

      Great point and COMPLETELY agree. Any digital PS2 classics I’ve already purchased on PSN via my PS3 should become available to download/play on my PS4. I will NOT be repurchasing digital PS2 Twisted Metal Black for example to play on PS4 when I already bought it though PS3.

    • kee1haul

      We both know you’ll be paying for those games again.

    • Soda Popinski

      No, I won’t actually.

  • Aurizen

    If the ps2 emulation isn’t disk based it isn’t worth it.

    • jacksjus

      Mind explaining where everyone interested can actually find a copy of a PS2 game they want?

      Digital makes perfect sense.

    • kma99

      Yes it does. Only problem is you have to pay for it again not unless u get some free ones with ps+

    • jacksjus

      Well maybe we should all just wait and see before jumping to conclusions. They only announced this two days ago.

    • kma99

      Just a guess seeing as if alot of guys dont own those ps2 games anymore and it is a neat way to pocket a little cash for sony. Nothing wrong with that.

    • jacksjus

      Agreed.

    • myXB1LackVariety

      Digital: Maybe a couple bucks for 3rd party if you don’t own it, free for exclusives. No charge if you already on the game.

      Disc: No charge at all if it’s on the list you should be able to play it.

    • kma99

      Thank you for using a little common sense.

    • myXB1LackVariety

      Lol, exactly.

    • myXB1LackVariety

      When did anything about a price was mentioned by Sony or any gaming website?.

      Links Please.

    • kma99

      Use a little common sense

    • Aurizen

      I have tons of disks in my house, and to just put them in my ps4 to play them would be great. Instead I have to rebuy these games I don’t see the worth.

    • jacksjus

      C’mon bruh you are a rare exception. You’re talking 2 gens back and only the collectors would likely still have that. Better yet hopefully you still have your PS2.

    • Aurizen

      haha I think Sony should have the option to do both, digital and disk based. PS2 emulation is ps2 emulation. It should run disk and digital. That would be a better option and great innovation. This is just ps3 all over again… Sony never learns when it comes to this. Backwards compatibility is important.

    • Robert

      You can play PS2/1 games on PC in 40 60fps with all the features Sony’s implementing on PS4

    • Sobekflakmonkey

      not true, the emulators work rather well most of the time, but try playing Socom 1-3, no matter what the emulators cause visual glitches, same goes for Ghost Recon 2 and a host of other great ps2 games, emulators are great on PC but they still have so many issues.

      Also, I’d like to mention that I too have a crazy amount of PS1 and PS2 games on my shelf to this day, and I still play them on my ps2/ps3, so it would be really cool to be able to play them on my ps4 with all the benefits Sony and folks are speaking of, but I don’t really wanna have to rebuy them or more importantly WAIT for Sony to release them via PSN when I already have them.

    • jacksjus

      Now that I agree with because then everyone is happy. If you never owned it before then in no way can you complain about having to pay. If you ha e the disc then by all means you should be able to pop it in.

    • Robert

      to be honest Microsoft are great when it comes to Games-with-gold since future 360 games are compatible on Xbox One

    • jacksjus

      And that makes sense. I have PS Plus and it would be nice to play all formats on my PS4, meaning both Vita and PS3 games all in one place. But then again I am already having to clear memory every other game purchase.

    • ratamacue76

      I don’t get why they wouldn’t allow it to play disc based games. The PS3 has the PS1 emulator for PS1 classics, but it also still reads any PS1 disc I put in it. It seems that it would be common sense to let it do both. I still have my PS2 games, but my system crapped out some time ago. It would be neat if they could make a memory card/usb adapter so we could upload up our save data to the system’s memory too.

    • Robert

      you could easily pirate PS2/1 games and it works flawlessly on the original console

    • dapaintrain

      I’m far from a collector but still have the console and about 10 games note I did have 50 odd but sold most of it when I got a 360

    • the7thlevl .

      I have 2 ps2s and over 60 titles for it.

    • No Mans Sky Fan

      Same here lol. ( Who has a bunch of ps2 discs just laying around ?! )

      And I’m thinking………. I have at least 25-50 discs lying around here……………

      Me !!!! ; D : D

    • ajek3000

      If you don’t see the worth, then this service is not for you. It’s that simple. Meanwhile there’s plenty of people who will find the service of great value, and that’s OK.

    • Robert

      Sony needs permission to republish PS2/1 games on PS4 via Emulator

    • jacksjus

      Probably why one must pay for these games. Why would they pay for the republishing only to give it away for free?

    • dapaintrain

      EBay literally more games available then the psn store e.g. Tony Hawks pro skater series.

      And cheaper

    • jacksjus

      It would still be more of a task then just making it digital, and only free should you still have the disk.

      I imagine the digital price shouldn’t exceed the average of a used copy that you might find on EBay.

      I don’t see paying anywhere from $1-$3 per digital copy being an issue.

      Now if they try charging $5 or more per game then I’d say Sony has loss their damn mind.

      What I do not expect is free, simply because work needs done in order to get this thing rolling.

    • dapaintrain

      Ahh ok here is where we may differ I live in Australia and have purchased a ton of digital games and I know how great they can be and when on sale some decent bargains are found.

      I have even repurchased some of my favourites digitally like the old rockstar collection gta max payne warriors etc. However I payed through the nose each title cost at least $8 digitally on a 50% off sale so normally any gta game costs about $15 plus. However the same game purchased from any place I can get my hands on would retail around $2 to $10 at the very most.

      Also allot of my favourites are not on psn I.e. Tony hawk 3,4 underground. Need for speed underground and more I can’t quite remember.

      If the psn store was revamped to include these games I’d probably re purchase them to be honest as I can see myself one day going all digital especially given ps2 games can’t exceed 4.5gb besides how and gt 4

    • Leon K

      Sure as long most of the PS2 library is available on the PSN but there’s no way they would upload thousands of games like that, especially when a lot of PS2 games are pretty obscure and wouldn’t get that many buys. If we can’t use our discs we would probably be stuck with whatever few dozen games Sony thinks would sell enough. Yeah it’s better than nothing but I can’t get too excited about this if most of the games won’t be emulated.

    • Tech junkie

      I still own every single video game and console I’ve ever owned.
      Why should I buy a game twice, if I have it on disc I should be able to play it if it’s BC.

      I do prefer digital and buy all games digitally now, I also hope said digital purchases apply to all future consoles.

      Why should I buy a game digitally to play I already own, While I still own my PS2 I have to switch between it and my other older consoles to play since I don’t have enough inputs, plus I would much rather play a PS2 game with a PS4 controller.

    • jacksjus

      It’s been a long convo going all day, but I pointed out earlier that if you already have the disc then no you should not have to pay.

    • ajek3000

      People buy multiple copies of movies all the time. Did people complain when a movie they bought on VHS in 1989 came out on DVD in 1995, and they couldn’t get it on discount? And what about the DVD remaster with commentary released a couple years after that?

      And now digital streaming services like Amazon Instant Video are re-selling the same movies for $10 a piece, and again without a care if you happen to own a physical disc of it somewhere in in your basement/attic. Instead most of us customers are happy to buy digital copies: we don’t have to dig through a couple old boxed of DVDs, and then also have to blow&wipe the DVDs 3x times during replay to get past the “studdery spots.”

      Why is it so hard for gamers to apply the same idea to games? If you like the game and you want to play it again, 15+ years later — without having to spend money and time trying to fidget with old hardware, and while also getting an improved gaming experience — then paying for it can make all the sense in the world.

      If you like buying PS2’s off ebay, wiping discs, and the dreadful quality of analog DACs when displayed to digital TVs, then by all means this service is NOT FOR YOU. You still have your legacy PS2 option, same as you always had. It hasn’t gone away. Dust it off and have some fun.

      The idea that you should be able to play your old PS2 games for free on a PS4 would only have merit if supporting PS2 games on a PS4 were actually cheap and easy. It’s definitely not either of those.

    • jacksjus

      Very well said.

    • Tech junkie

      Microsoft is doing it.

      We aren’t talking 1989 vhs to 2015 blu-ray we are talking about a console and games on DVD from 2000 still in production up to 2 years ago.

      IMO it’s very anti consumer and an attempt by Sony to maximize profits. People say they didn’t want xbox because of drm. Here is drm in effect for games you already own.

      PS4 is very much capable of reading a DVD a vhs tape not so much.

    • the7thlevl .

      Locally owned game stores, amazon, ebay, my shelves, etc etc etc

    • Just reprinting some PS2 must-have classics and selling them, that would be awesome !

    • Robert

      Aparently it’s not. Everyone knows Sony was working on a PS2/1 emulator a few years ago, looking at the patent Sony filed it looks like it’s gonna be digital games Only

  • HisDivineOrder

    There are some Metal Gear games that would be better for this kind of technology.

    • Robert

      Maybe. Sony still needs to ask publishers permission

  • No Mans Sky Fan

    Welp, list of games that sound awesome on ps4 via ps2 emulation:

    Manhunt

    RDR

    Gta SA

    GTA VC

    Manhunt 2

    Shadow of the Collossus

    GUN

    Spider Man 2

    Way of the Samurai

    Downhill Domination

    Silent Hill 1,2, and 3

    And that’d be about good enough for me ;D

    • Overkill-a

      No Mercenaries??

    • No Mans Sky Fan

      Ah!!! I totally forgot! Gotta add Mercenaries to that list! : D gotta take off RDR as well lol. Forgot Thats a PS3/360 game.

  • kevin

    Oh I’m sorry gaming bolt can you provide a link where it says sonys charging for this oh that’s right you’re just showing your xbox bias again

    • This Guy

      Who are you talking to?

    • My Name

      They must be charging because you cant use your own discs. You can only play PS2 games you buy online.

    • kevin

      They’ve never said that either once again that’s speculation

    • My Name

      look it up

    • Mr Xrat

      They can theoretically use it as a key the same way the Shitbox does.

      Unless you actually think 360 discs work on the Xbone, lmao.

    • Truth™

      I’ve never seen you more accepting of a DRM nightmare than ever rscottycuck. The damage control before the Nogames Experience is especially hilarious along with your meltdowns about 800P remasters :^)

    • My Name

      Look it up so you wont continue to make an assh0le of yourself.

    • Mr Xrat

      How about you try getting your facts right, idiot.

    • My Name

      Prove me wrong dichead

    • Mr Xrat

      Read up on how emulation on the Shitbox works. That’s the proof.

    • Truth™

      720P Emulation Rscottycuck

      You try getting the facts right :^)

  • Michael

    You bunch of suckers will have to pay. It won’t be free.

  • Orionsangel

    SSX series please!!!

  • Mr Xrat

    All these Xgimp scum trying to get in some FUD before its official announcement. How pathetic.

    Hopefully it’ll be full disc emulation, otherwise it’s as pointless as the Xbone’s joke of a system.

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    • Dirkster_Dude

      Other than technical issues related to the consoles themselves the developers and publishers of the games need to be on board and approve of the game working on the PS4 regardless of how that is accomplished. As for your ignorant comment about full disc emulation and then Xbone’s joke of a system it does support full disc emulation.

    • Mr Xrat

      “it does support full disc emulation.”

      Try actually looking up what that means. Spoiler: it isn’t using the disc as a key.

    • Dirkster_Dude

      I have looked it up and “full disc emulation” is exactly what I thought it was. If it is something different you could stop trying to be superior and actually explain what you mean. What I found it to mean = Reading the original disc in the tray as if it was on a 360 whether it be a CD or DVD. If you’re talking about something else as for example just reading the PS2 ROM off a formally blank CD or DVD I doubt the PS4 will support it.

    • Mr Xrat

      “Full disc emulation” = reading the data off the disc and playing the game off the disc.

      Xbone’s “BC” uses discs as a key for digital downloads. It is not the same thing.

    • Truth™

      Which won’t happen because a general emulator would have a smaller compatability rate and there will be no lockout chip to prevent piracy

      The truth will be evident and your asshurt hilarious to behold rscottycuck

      DRM based 720P PS2 games. kek

    • This Guy

      Nice to see your usual entourage are following you around and upvoting all your comments. Do you all live in the same house?

    • Truth™

      They have nothing else to do all day since PS4 has no games

    • Mr Xrat

      Nice to see the piss trickle down your legs as usual, Xgimp. 🙂

    • Truth™

      Rscottykek you can smell the feces leaking out of your pants as you desperately try to damage control 720P DRM based emulation

      Make sure you have enough poisoned kool aid for you and all your friends upvoting you after another No games Experience*

      *Also On PC

    • This Guy

      Mature response as always. I expect no less from one of your accounts.

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep crying. 🙂

    • Truth™

      720P PS2 games

      lol

    • This Guy

      About what?

    • Mr Xrat

      About your pointless shilling for a dead console being a total waste of time. 🙂

    • This Guy

      Man you’re such a fanboy troll. You’re listing off the troll script with every response. “Crying” “Shilling”. How long before you whip out the classic “U mad bro?”

    • Mr Xrat

      Go shout your mum, you need your nappy changed. 🙂

    • Truth™

      720P PS2 games that are 1080P on PC create their own FUD rscottycuck

      PS4 will remain just as big a joke as the xbone. Except cucks like you defend it

      :^)

    • Tech junkie

      So emulation is good on ps4 but a joke on Xbox one?

      Moron

    • Mr Xrat

      “Hopefully it’ll be full disc emulation, otherwise it’s as pointless as the Xbone’s joke of a system.”

      It really is unsurprising that Xbox scum can’t read.

    • Truth™

      It’s unsurprising Sony scum are still defending 720P emulation that’s better on PC.

      Embarrassing, really. But then they have no games so it’s unsurprising they need those PS2 ones.

      Guess I have to go play Dragon Quest XIII in 1080P with improved textures and SMAA before the real version of DQ Heroes arrives :^)

  • Michael Norris

    Sorry but i only own something like 10 Ps2 games now so i don’t mind paying for games that get a resolution and frame rate boost.It would be slick to be able to play your Ps2 titles from disk but i don’t see that happening.

  • This Guy

    Xbox one announces backward compatibility with last gen games.
    Sony fanboys response, “Who cares, I bought a next gen console to play next gen games.”
    Sony announces backward compatibility with games from two gens ago, “This is awesome! Takes that Xbots!”

    • Mr Xrat

      Shitbox Done announces limited emulation of a few hundred last gen games.
      Shitbox fanboys response, “Game changer! Uncle Phil truly cares about me. Watch interest in the Xbone jump.”
      PS4 gets limited emulation of the PS2, one of the best consoles ever, “Bu bu but it doesn’t matter because they’re really old!!!! Shut up!!!!”

    • Truth™

      Rscottycuck desperately trying to defend it is the funniest part since anyone who cares about PS2 emulation is doing it on PC to filter out the limited library of the shovelware station 2 once you take out the shovelware.

      Oh and they keep Dolphin around to run multiplats that natively ran at 480P because no one wants to play the limited garbage 240P multiplats on the PS2.

      Rather pathetic, really. rscottycuck forever on the losing side of history

    • This Guy

      Wow, 10 upvotes, what a shock. 😛

  • junzo muto

    This is just pathetic, and it won’t be disc based? Probably because Sony wants to charge you to pay for games you already own with that garbage PS Now service. When you’re practically broke like Sony is you need all the money they can get.

    Sony truly is the most pathetic company and the PS4 is a joke.

    • Mr Xrat

      Your anguish is truly delicious.

    • Truth™

      Your anguish running a defense force is even more delicious rscottycuck since this is an incredibly pointless feature.

      PCSX2 exists :^)

    • junzo muto

      Not as delicious as the anguish of PS4 owners who have to pay for a subscription for backwards compatibility D:

    • Mr Xrat

      It’s not backwards compatibility, Xgimp. Now go back to begging for your favourite COD to be emulated. 🙂

    • junzo muto

      You’re right, it’s not, it’s a paid service, that’s awful. Sony = snake oil salesmen of the industry

    • Mr Xrat

      Considering Sony haven’t released any details of how it works yet, might be wise to keep your mouth shut. 🙂

    • junzo muto

      Yeah, they don’t want to give the news because they know how pissed off the consumer base will be. Except Sony drones, they’ll stare at Sony’s stomach with a smile on their face and a mouth full of ****


 

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