Yes, now you can play some of your favorite PS2 games on PS4 consoles. As Sony continues celebrating its 20th anniversary, it’s looking back in the time when the PlayStation’s journey was begun by launching its PlayStation 2 console in the market.
Now PlayStation team is bringing that time again by providing PS2 games support for PS4 consoles, and it’s finally here, now you can play your old PS2 games on PS4. Right now, this is limited to digital PlayStation 2 (PS2) games purchased online via the PlayStation Network (PSN) and you will not be able to use old PS2 discs, it mean you will have to buy all those PS2 games again which you want to play on PS4.
“To celebrate our PS2 heritage, I’m excited to announce that starting tomorrow [December 5], you will be able to purchase and play PS2 games on your PS4 via PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe,” Yoshida’s post reads on the PlayStation blog.
The company has confirmed eight PS2 titles for December listed below:
Dark Cloud — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
The Mark of Kri — $14.99
Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
War of the Monsters — $9.99
In addition to this, Yoshida also confirmed to bring new additions to these titles forward to meet today’s gaming standards.
“We have brought these titles forward to meet today’s gaming standards by adding Trophy support! Each title’s Trophy set has been carefully developed in conjunction with feedback from the original creators to be sure that they capture the spirit and feeling of each game,” he added.
“Also, you will be able to experience all of these PS2 games like never before — in up-rendered 1080p with the features you expect from a PS4 game including Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App.”
Yoshida also stated, people attending PlayStation Experience in San Francisco this weekend will be able to play following PS2 games on PS4 at the show floor:
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
PaRappa the Rapper 2 (coming soon)
The King of Fighters 2000 (coming soon)
The Mark of Kri
War of the Monsters
What you think about the prices for the PS2 games listed above are you going to buy those PS2 games again at that prices? Let us know in the comments below.