In a Thursday interview with Wired, Sony confirmed that they intend to “bring PS2 games forward to the current generation” by “utilizing PS2 emulation technology.” After throwing that juicy slice of bacon on a string before the ravenous hordes of fanboys cosplaying as Kratos, Spyro, and Crash, Sony jerked it away and ran away giggling all the way to Japan. In other words, Sony had no further comments.
The question was first posed when Sony announced that a new PS4 bundle would include a copy of the Battlefront in addition to other Star Wars classics including Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. These are all PS2 games (with the exception of Super Star Wars which is the Nintendo-branded stepchild here), so, naturally, everyone started wondering if they could play TimeSplitters, Final Fantasy X, and other PS2 favorites on their PS4’s in the near future. So, in response, Sony put its enormous, corporate pinky on its lip and said, “…maybe.”
You can currently buy the Star Wars PS4 bundle wherever Star Wars PS4 bundles are sold. However, I will point out that, though they included the majority of the PS2 Star Wars classics, they failed to include or even mention the other Star Wars: Battlefront games in the bundle. It’s almost as if Sony and EA are buying you an exotic, expensive, and beautiful aquarium in a sincere effort to distract you from your childhood dog they accidentally ran over last week.
Stay tuned for more updates on PS4 reverse compatibility!