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

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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If they only gave a crap
by Poseidon on Wed 24th Jan 2018 02:58 UTC
Poseidon
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2009-10-31

Imagine if they sold a disc emulator in the PS4 store for about $100 instead of selling each game again at a premium for download.

Ah, who am I kidding, the latter makes more money so they're doing the latter.

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RE: If they only gave a crap
by benoitb on Wed 24th Jan 2018 08:53 in reply to "If they only gave a crap"
benoitb Member since:
2010-06-29

Microsoft is this generation's looser and they are providing really good backward compatibility. At the start they were cocky and trying to destroy second hand game trade and force Kinnect on their customers.

My guess is that the PS4 would emulate PS1 and PS2 discs for free is Sony was the underdog in this generation. These console companies are just milking whatever they can as soon as they establish any dominance in the market.

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