Rumour – PlayStation 4 to support PS1 and PS2 games in full 1080p HD

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As much as I love playing a new game, I also love going back a few years to get a little retro love. Dating your mom is besides the point, but this also applies to gaming. Unfortunately, I can’t jam Crash Bandicoot or Nuclear Strike on a PlayStation 4. Not right now that is, as plans are in place to not only bring those games to a new platform, but to throw in some HD love as well.

Insider Ahshan Rasheed, who happens to have a solid record so far with these leaks, revealed a few more rumours over on twitter. Take it with a pinch of salt as usual, but I like where this is going:

1080p upscaling on classic games? My body is ready to return to an era where fingers on characters were a mere pipe dream. PlayStation One and Two games making a leap over onto the PlayStation 4 isn’t exactly new news, but the addition of HD support makes the retro idea sound rather tantalising.

Combined with PlayStation Now, and internet speeds permitting, and this could be a rather decent way to build up a library of classic titles. That, and I’m probably going to be playing Final Fantasy 8 for the ninth time in a row if this turns out to be correct.

Rasheed also spoke about the non-Facebook owned Project Morpheus, the Sony VR project which will taking a page out of the Oculus Rift playbook. Sony apparently wants to hear as much constructive criticism as possible from third-party developers, to make the product more enticing.

Unfortunately, my idea to pair the unit with the PS Move controller and a new Leisure Suit Larry game has been shot down like a torn lubber. Still, if Sony is going ahead with these retro and future ideas, then they’re clearly focused on gaming first with the PlayStation 4.

Just the way that I like it.

Last Updated: March 26, 2014

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