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[3]: Want to play PS2 games?
by feamatar on Fri 26th Jan 2018 12:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Want to play PS2 games?"
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It is not that it is expected, but it is demonstrated that it is possible to get PS2 compatibility.So yeah, they could allow you to play your old games, because there is very little money to lose with that decision. But no, they have to remind us on every corner that they are only nice to customers if they are on the losing side of the business.

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