Sony PlayStation 2 Games Now Ready For PlayStation 4
Sony PlayStation 2 games now ready to run on PlayStation 4
Sony has announced the first batch of classic PS2 games that are ready to run on PS4. Sony has listed the games in a blogpost.
The list includes:
Dark Cloud — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
The Mark of Kri — $14.99
Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
War of the Monsters — $9.99
It has also listed PaRappa the Rapper 2 and The King of Fighters 2000 as coming soon, and available to play at the PlayStation Experience show.
“You will be able to experience all of these PS2 games like never before — in up-rendered 1080p with the features you expect from a PS4 game including Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App,” it further explained in the blogpost.
A report last week had revealed that Sony plans to use PS2 emulation software aboard its PS4 to run older titles. Eurogamer had discovered, the games are not new ports of old code, but old code itself. This clearly means that the Sony PlayStation 4 uses emulation software to get the job done easier. What this also indicates is that almost every other PS2 title should also be playable once the software goes wide.
Playstation 2 history
The PlayStation 2 (PS2), is a home video game console that was manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is Sony’s second installment in the PlayStation Series. It was released on March 4, 2000, in Japan followed by North America and Europe later the same year. The sixth-generation console competed with the Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube.
The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling video game console in history, selling over 155 million units, 150 million confirmed by Sony in 2011. More than 3,874 game titles have been released for the PS2 since launch, and more than 1.5 billion copies have been sold. Sony later manufactured several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as “slimline” models, and in 2006 introduced the successor, the PlayStation 3.
Even with the PlayStation 3 release, the PlayStation 2 remained popular well into the seventh generation and continued to be produced until January 4, 2013, when Sony finally announced that the PlayStation 2 had been discontinued after almost 13 years of production – one of the longest runs for a video game console. Despite the announcement, new games for the console continued to be produced until the end of 2013, including Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin for Japan, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 for North America and Europe, and FIFA 14 for Brazil. Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 console the following month on February 20, 2013.
Source: Sony, Tech 2
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