Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 22:35 UTC

After years of work, hackers have finally managed to unlock the PS4 hardware with an exploit that lets the system run homebrew and pirated PS4 software. In a somewhat more surprising discovery, those hackers have also unlocked the ability to run many PS2 games directly on the console, using the same system-level emulation that powers legitimate PlayStation Classics downloads.

That's actually quite useful. Too bad this requires hacking and cracking, instead of it simply being a legitimate option. I have quite a few PS2 games I'd love to play directly on my PS4, instead of having to buy remasters.

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RE: Choices
by OSner on Wed 24th Jan 2018 07:55 UTC in reply to "Choices"
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PlayStation: Pay up to play PS2 games. Keep paying for PS+ if you want to keep the "free" games you get with it.

Xbox: Backwards compatible with 360 AND OG Xbox for free. Keep the games you get for free with Live Gold forever.

We'll have to wait and see how Nintendo handles it.

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