For PS4 gamers: there is some good news in store for Playstation users. Sony is bringing some classic Playstation 2 games on the current Playstation 4 console, although there is a price for this.
According to CNET, Sony in a press conference on Friday stated, “PS4 owners will be able to download and play PS2 games via the PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe.”
The official Playstation Youtube page, in a video casted PS2 games like Rogue Galaxy and Dark Cloud running in high-definition on a PS4, which excited many Playstation lovers. However, a warning at the end of the video might have put off some expectations.
The warning read, “PS2 Classics and PS2-formatted discs are incompatible with the PS4 system.”
Well, it means that even if you own a PS2 title, you still have to buy a new disc for the current-generation console.
Some of the PS2 games available now for the PlayStation 4 are War of the Monsters, Rogue Galaxy, The Mark of Kri, Dark Cloud, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Twisted Metal Black. The games ranges from $10 to $15 (£6.62 to £9.93).
According to sources, Sony released a statement saying that it sold more than 30.2 million Playstation 4 video gaming console. Playstation, without a doubt, is one of the most popular gaming consoles in the World right now putting itself ahead of the Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U.
To some users the news might come as frustrating. According to Forbes, when Microsoft announced that Xbox 360 games were made compatible with Xbox One consoles with easy upgradation, Xbox One users didn’t have to worry about shelling extra price for the same game.
Forbes quotes, “It’s clear that the system can easily emulate PS2 games via software, so to not open that up to customers is palpably frustrating.”
“While there was an argument that hardware based backwards compatibility was more costly, something that was sadly ripped out from the PS3 shortly after its launch, the same excuse for the absence of software emulation on the PS4 won’t fly here.”