Sony has announced that the PS4 console will be able to play PS2 games from today onwards. However, none of the titles you had bought for the old console back in the day are of any use, as you’ll need to purchase these games again if you wish to jump into them.
A total of eight classic PS2 offerings can be bought now through the PS Store. These include the likes of Dark Cloud, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rogue Galaxy, The Mark of Kri, Twisted Metal: Black and War of the Monsters.
While some of them cost $14.99, others can be bought for $9.99. Sony has tried to justify their costs by mentioning that they will come with full Trophy support, and that these trophies have been added by working alongside the original developers of the above mentioned games. So, the PS4 may have gotten backwards compatibility finally, but it’s not the same as with the Xbox One.
On the PS4, these PS2 titles will run in up-rendered 1080p. Moreover, they will be compatible with most of the new console’s unique features like Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds and Second Screen.
PlayStation is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it had only recently confirmed that backwards compatibility is being worked on. Another big announcement it made recently was that the console’s Remote Play function will soon be able to work with PCs and Macs as well.
The above mentioned PS2 games are available for purchase for the PS4 through the PS Store in the Americas and Europe right now.