Sony, just go on and announce this already.
Although full backwards compatibility with the PS3, of the sort that Nintendo’s Wii U has with the Wii, or even Microsoft’s Xbox One with the Xbox 360, may not be ever coming to the PS4 (thanks to the PS3’s excessively eccentric hardware), Sony can still at least emulate their two classic PlayStation systems on the PS4- they can bring PS1 and PS2 games to the PS4 digitally, via PlayStation Classics. They already did this on PS3, PSP, and PS Vita- there is no reason to stop now.
We’ve had a lot of evidence in the past that this is exactly what they are planning on doing, from a patent filing that reveals that old PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games might be updated with native Trophy support and PS4 OS functions, to recent PEGI filings for PS4 for games like Dark Cloud and Twisted Metal Black- PS2 games, both of them.
Now, here’s the newest bit of evidence. The Star Wars PS4 bundle that was just released. While for most people, the centerpiece here is the new Battlefront game, there is something extremely interesting to consider- the bundle also comes with the PS2 classic Star Wars games, Bounty Hunter and Jedi Starfighter. Not only that, but according to a reddit user, the games are updated with native Trophy support (confirming that they are emulated on the PS4 OS).
Are PS1 and PS2 Classics finally coming to the PS4? When would they be announced? The PlayStation Experience is coming up, it’s right around the corner. Maybe during that…