New PS3 and PSP Firmwares Enable Remote Play of All Original PlayStation Games (Updated)

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Update: Sony has confirmed to Shacknews that the streaming of PlayStation games to PSP over Remote Play was indeed part of yesterday's 2.10 PlayStation 3 firmware update.

"With the PS3 2.10 firmware update, many original PlayStation games can now be played via Remote Play on PSP when the discs are inserted in a PS3," said an SCEA rep. Also playable are any original PlayStation titles that have been downloaded from the PlayStation Store.

Original Story: The latest firmware updates for the PSP and PS3 enable the streaming and playing of all original PlayStation games on a PSP via the PlayStation 3's Remote Play functionality, Shacknews has confirmed.

Both downloaded PlayStation games stored on the PS3's hard drive and PlayStation game discs inserted into the system are now playable on a PSP from any location with wireless internet access.

Though lag is likely to be a slight problem with faster-paced and reflex-based titles, slower and more tactical efforts, such as role-playing and strategy games, are best-suited for streaming across the internet.

Allowing users to access certain PlayStation 3 media and titles through the internet, Remote Play has become increasingly full-featured as firmware updates have progressed. The feature was recently expanded to allow PSP owners the ability to power the PS3 on and off using the portable system.

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    December 18, 2007 9:16 AM

    Does that mean the playstation games that are bought through PSN or like, I could put a ps1 cd in there and it would work?

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      December 18, 2007 9:17 AM

      Both, supposedly. I'm working on confirmation.

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      December 18, 2007 9:18 AM

      Neat. I'll give it a try and report back as well.

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      December 18, 2007 9:38 AM

      Wow, did this just make me a lot more interested... How does it handle game saves? Do they go on the memory stick or the PS3's HD?

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        December 18, 2007 9:44 AM

        It's all handled through the PS3, so they go on the PS3's HD.

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          December 18, 2007 9:54 AM

          This might actually get me to beat some of my old PS1 games that I never finished (I'm looking at you, FF9 and Chrono Cross.) Especially when I can go between PSP and PS3 to play them. This sounds very cool.

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