In the wake of reports that PS2 emulation is already active in classic Star Wars titles now available on PS4, Sony has confirmed that PS2 emulation is indeed on its way to the current generation console.
In a statement to WIRED, Sony offered a limited confirmation of the feature: “We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation. We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”
The official nod from Sony comes after an earlier report from Digital Foundry (via Eurogamer) examining games offered in a Star Wars: Battlefront PS4 bundle, specifically four classic games: Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.
Because of their button mapping, references to PS2 memory cards, and classic PlayStation 2 logo, these games seemed to be the result of true PS2 emulation, rather than remakes. While the Xbox One is already preparing a library of backwards compatible games, Sony has been tight-lipped on offering a similar feature, even though fans have excitedly imagined the thought of adding the thousands of available PS2’s titles to the PS4 lineup.
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