In the summer and in late October it was announced in the house of Sony that no backward compatibility for PlayStation 4 is planned. Now it seems to be under pressure to act according to the latest update for the Xbox One and rowing back -at least something-. Thus, the PS4 will soon be able to play PlayStation 2 games.
Backwards compatibility for PS3 games, however, is still not planned. In addition, the rumor according to which the Abwärtskompatilität does not apply to disc versions of the PS2 games circulating.
PS4 is backward compatible for PS2 games
In "Wired" magazine, a Sony spokesman said that one works a PS2 emulator for the PlayStation 4th Already found in the "Star Wars" -Battlefront bundle with the PS4 console emulated versions of PS2 games "Star Wars: Racer Revenge," "Star Wars: Bounty Hunter" and "Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter". It is no ports, but to actually emulated games based on the PS2 versions. The resolution of the Games to (60 fps) are screwed up by an emulation of 1292 x 896 pixels.
How exactly backwards compatibility will look in the future at the PS4 is not yet known. It is conceivable that the feature is equally up-played as the Xbox One an update. Moreover, is not yet clear whether all the PS2 classic will be playable on the PlayStation 4 or only if you offer backward compatibility for individual titles and when to start the backward compatibility. Meanwhile, a list of the first backward-compatible games has been released. Already, these games can be purchased online via the PlayStation Store. There are the following classics:
- Dark Cloud
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Rogue Galaxy
- The Mark of Kri
- Twisted Metal: Black
- War of the Monsters
In all PS2 games, the usual PS4 features are available. It can be accessed via Remote Play classics. Even second-screen features and share playlists are supported. The list of PS4 compatible PS2 games will be expanded regularly.
PS4 backwards compatibility: no further details to be announced
One way to play PS3 games on the PlayStation 4, probably still remains first a dream. Due to the different chip architectures direct backward compatibility for the PS4 is difficult to achieve. Elsewhere, we want to know from you, you would want for the PlayStation 4 which PS2 titles.
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Updated December 7
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