PS3 Backwards Compatibility: Sony Hiring A PlayStation 2 Emulation Debug Engineer

Here we go again.

Posted By | On 06th, Nov. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


At the start of the seventh generation of consoles, many gamers were very interested in receiving backwards compatibility on their PlayStation 3 consoles. Sony did offered some sort of a functionality with the launch models and then slowly phased them out.

But according to a job listing at PlayStationJobs (spotted by thesixthaxis), Sony is looking for a “PlayStation 2 Emulation Debug Engineer”. The candidate should be Proficient in C/C++ programming, and experienced working with assembly code, and ,ust have PlayStation 2 platform experience, preferably PlayStation 3. “They should also have knowledge of PS2 subsystems such as IOP, VU, VIF” (whatever that means).

Personally, I am not sure what this is all about. Is Sony going for full backwards compatibility for the PlayStation 3 (again)?

Only time will tell. What do you guys think? Do you gamers still want full backwards compatibility for your PlayStation 3? Or are you cool with what you have?

Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more news and updates.

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