PlayStation 5 can, actually, play a handful of PlayStation 2 titles – however solely ones that had been ported to the PlayStation 4, like Jak & Daxter and Grand Theft Auto 3. Bizarrely, the Xbox Sequence X|S can play retro PlayStation titles a lot better – a minimum of, till the inevitable batch of stop and desist letters get posted out.
Modern Vintage Gamer has been displaying off how versatile Microsoft’s new machine is for just a few weeks now, and these PS2 movies are significantly spectacular. They’re utilizing an open-source emulation app named RetroArch, which runs as a Common Home windows Platform shopper by means of the console’s growth atmosphere.
It’s not excellent – there are some visible and audio points, as you’d count on from hobbyist emulation like this – but it surely’s adequate to make us query why the hell Sony hasn’t launched its personal emulator. Clearly licensing points make re-selling retro titles an actual headache, however we’re positive folks would pay further for the privilege to play their previous PS2 discs.