Sony Confirms: PS2 Backwards Compatibility is Coming

Christmas is here early this year! Sony announced this week in an interview with Wired:

“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.”

Well saddle me up and call me Rudolph! Gamers knew something was up when Star Wars: Battlefront on PlayStation 4 was announced in a bundle with PS2 games.

It’s true, Microsoft did get ahead of Sony on this one with X-box One’s announcement, but what JRPG fan wasn’t thrilled at this news? Some of the best series in the RPG genre, such as Final Fantasy and Persona, were PS2 releases.

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While Sony stated they are working on emulation, it’s unclear whether repurchase of a digital copy in the Playstation store will be necessary, or if old disks will be reusable. I certainly hope I’ll get to use my 5 copies of Final Fantasy X-2 on my PS4 (don’t judge me), but only time will tell.

Sony may be coy with their sneaky marketing tactics, but stay with Dashing Nerds for future updates!

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Written by: Darling Otaku

Moonie. Aspires to become a unicorn. Married to Mr. Dashing himself. YA Fantasy Writing Blog: https://sanbornsmith.wordpress.com/

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