There is a rumor that Sony is working on a new PS2 emulator for the PS4 and PS5. This rumor was started by popular PlayStation YouTuber Mystic, who claims to have it on “good authority” that the emulator is in development. He did not share any specific details, but he did say that the emulator is expected to be more powerful and feature-rich than the current PS2 emulator for the PS4.
There is no official confirmation from Sony about this rumor, so it is still just speculation at this point. However, it is worth noting that Sony has been criticized for its handling of backwards compatibility in the past. The current PS2 emulator for the PS4 is not very good, and it only supports a limited number of games. A new, more powerful emulator would be a welcome addition to the PS4 and PS5 libraries.
It is also worth noting that Sony recently announced a new PS Plus subscription service that includes a library of classic games from previous PlayStation consoles. This could be a sign that Sony is taking backwards compatibility more seriously, and that a new PS2 emulator could be part of the new PS Plus service.
Only time will tell if Sony is actually working on a new PS2 emulator for the PS4 and PS5. However, the rumor has certainly generated a lot of excitement among PlayStation fans. If it is true, it would be a major step forward for backwards compatibility on the PS4 and PS5.
Here are some of the reasons why Sony might be working on a new PS2 emulator:
- To improve the performance and compatibility of PS2 games on the PS4 and PS5.
- To add more PS2 games to the PS Plus subscription service.
- To compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, which offers a large library of classic games.
- To preserve the legacy of the PlayStation 2, which is one of the best-selling consoles of all time.
Only time will tell if Sony’s rumored PS2 emulator will actually materialize. However, it is a rumor that is worth keeping an eye on.