Sony PS2 games will now run on the PS4. This is just like the Xbox One backward compatibility Microsoft announced a few days ago. The PS2 backward compatibility feature is similar to that of Microsoft, but there may be some differences.
Sony told developers in 2014 that it wants to bring PS1 and PS2 games for the PS4 through an emulator. While PS1 game compatibility is still not announced, Digital Foundry has found that PS2-era games are running on PS4 with the use of an emulator. Sony has confirmed the existence of the emulator via Wired. However, the company has not given more details about the feature.
A Sony representative said in an email, “We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation,” adding, “We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”
Star War and Battlefield games are running via the emulator. “Super Star Wars,” “Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter,” “Star Wars: Racer Revenge,” and “Star Wars: Bounty Hunter” are some of the games that are included. The resolution of the games also changed for PS4 compatibility. The previous resolution of 512 x 448 and 640 x 448 has changed to 1292 x 896. There are a total of 1,850 titles for the PS2. The backward compatibility may soon be able to bring many of the games to the PS4.