Sony is working on PlayStation 2 emulation for PlayStation 4

Remember those classic Star Wars games that were being included in Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundles? It appears that three of them are more than just ports, running on actual emulation software that will begin a larger effort to bring PS2 emulation to the next-gen Sony console.


As backwards compatibility is all the rage in the current generation of consoles, Sony is currently working on its own approach to bringing older games to a new audience. The key for the company will be emulation, as it appears that Sony is endeavoring to officially bring PlayStation 2 emulation to the PlayStation 4.

Sony confirmed these efforts to Wired earlier tonight. In fact, Sony has already begun work on the emulation front with the PlayStation 4 bundle that's offering a slew of classic Star Wars games. Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter are all said to be running on emulation software, as first spotted by Eurogamer.

Sony has offered no further comment in regards to its PlayStation 2 emulation plans at this time.

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