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Rumor: PS2 Software Emulator Coming to Sony's PlayStation 3
To compliment an article from earlier today, a member of NeoGAF known as mephesta claims he was told by a Sony rep that they may be eventually be putting out a PS2 emulator for the PlayStation 3 console.
Apparently, as the PS2 has about one year left on its life cycle, we shouldn't expect Sony to develop anything new with regards to backwards compatibility.. and they will just go out and get a PS2 emulator to put in future consoles.
To quote: The rumor comes from NeoGAF member Meph who recounts what was told to him by a Sony representative (openly described as a 'tool'). The story goes that Sony might be willing to buy a PlayStation 2 emulator for the future.
"He mentioned that since the PS2 has just 1 year left on its life-cycle not to expect them to develop anything new with regards to backwards compatibility," says Meph.
"He then leans in and lowers his voice, as if to tell me some deep dark secret and mentions that Sony may be willing to potentially buy a PS2 emulator to put in future consoles."
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01-10-2009 #2aleXtrm Guest
buy a ps2 emulator... buy from who?!
01-10-2009 #3budzio Guest
exactly... from who... I also do not understand that part...
01-10-2009 #4mateuszss Guest
Maybe they were talking about PCSX2 and converting it to PS3 app
01-10-2009 #5jevolution Guest
Doesn't sound very sony like to me.
I mean they would basically be admitting that someone knows their own platform better than them.
I would think that the best emulator for a platform would have been an inhouse one... but i guess we'll see.
01-10-2009 #6adrianc1982 Guest
This has to be the worst rumor or at least half of it ive heard. Sony has a great emulator running already in the ps3(at least us the 80gb old models) for the ps2. The only thing sony has to do is make it available to all ps3 with a firmware upgrade or make it a buyable option out of the psn store.
I really dont care if they actually give the ps3 owners a ps2 emulator I only care if they start selling ps2 games on the psn store, thats the only reason that im exited because I already have that emulator running and everything ive played has worked fully. Also theres a couple of ps2 emulators that only need a little tweaking to work 100% but again what for if they already got emulation running pretty neat.
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01-10-2009 #10sorceror Guest
Only Sony (or possibly a studio that had done a lot of professional PS2 and PS3 development) could write a workable software-only PS2 emulator for the PS3.