Sony Charging Money For PS2 Games Emulation On PS4 Makes Sense – Developer

Astraea developer believes "the more games on a platform, the better."

Posted By | On 12th, Jan. 2016

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Though it’s still pretty early, Sony has a very interesting opportunity with its PlayStation 2 emulator for the PS4. With the abnormally large catalogue of PS2 releases, some considered classics despite their age, the emulator could be a great compliment to services like PlayStation Now. The question is – should Sony really be charging money for these old PS2 games?

GamingBolt spoke to Norwind Interactive’s Brandyn Engbrecht, who is currently working on the sandbox title Astraea for the PS4, about his take on PS2 emulation and whether it would be a success even with Sony charging money for digital PS2 games.

He stated that, “I am thrilled that the PS4 will be able to emulate PS2 games! I believe that the more games on a platform, the better. I’m sure Sony had to pay it’s developers to make the emulation software work – so charging money only makes sense. I hope it’s a success!”

Though comparisons could be made to the Xbox 360 emulator on Xbox One, it’s hard to really draw parallels since the former is one generation behind while the PS2 is two generations behind. Also, Microsoft is offering the opportunity for old Xbox 360 games to work on the Xbox One though it needs to build in support for said games with the help of developers.

What are your thoughts on PS2 emulator for PS4? Let us know in the comments.


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