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It’s been 2 years since the PlayStation 4 launched, and one of the most requested features has been the ability to play PS2 games on PS4. The PlayStation 2’s enormous library spawned major hits and cult classics, and the chance to play those gaming gems again will have many gamers excited. Well following the digital releases of PS2 Star Wars games Racer’s Revenge, Bounty Hunter, and Jedi Starfighter on the PlayStation 4, Sony have today officially unveiled PlayStation 2 emulation for PS4.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. PlayStation 2 game discs are not compatible with the PlayStation 4. On top of that, digital PlayStation 2 Classics found on the PlayStation 3 store will not carry over to the PS4. If you bought GTA Vice City on the PS2 or PS3 – sorry, you’ll need to double dip if you want the PlayStation 4 version. Hopefully this won’t lead to too many issues with certain products not seeing another release for fans on PS4.
Now in terms of functionality, the PS2 game on PS4 are much more impressive than the Classics range on PlayStation 3. Each title now has its own set of trophies to unlock, and are upgraded to 1080p visuals. Better yet, all the features you’d expect of a regular PS4 game, such as Remote Play, Share Play, and livestreaming are supported here too.
Eight PS2 favorites will be releasing on the PlayStation Store tomorrow at 8pm GMT to mark Sony’s PlayStation Experience show. Be warned though, that prices are conspicuously absent from the blog posts or YouTube trailers. Without further ado, here are the 8 games coming back tomorrow night:
- Dark Cloud
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Rogue Galaxy
- The Mark of Kri
- War of the Monsters
- Twisted Metal: Black
Excited? Disappointed? Which classic PlayStation 2 titles do you want to see enhanced on PS4? Don’t be afraid to let us know in the comments!