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: Want to play PS2 games?
by feamatar on Wed 24th Jan 2018 13:30 UTC in reply to "Want to play PS2 games?"
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It is space and comfort that is problematic, not the money. If you have a PS4 that can handle PS2 emulation, it is reasonable to expect that it will do.

For me, I have all my consoles(DC,PS2,X360) and my computer hooked up to my TV, I have an arcade stick for the PC, at least 1 controller for each console and a racing wheel. And let's not talk about the speakers or the prosoundcard or the hdds... I do it this way, because I love the setup. But to be honest the PS2 and the DC are more like decoration because the PC can play games for those platforms. So now I am up to get a PS4, and I am in trouble with space. I suppose most people already have trouble with having 2 big boxes under the telly, especially if they have a hi-fi already

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