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And look at what happened to that. Knowing Sony, you might be able to play original Playstation games, but other then that, no backwards compatibility.

It is unfortunate. A PS4 could very easily emulate at PS2, and instead they'll just sell PS2 games in the online store, forcing you to buy the game again. I would prefer they have the emulator and sell it in the store as well for people that don't own the games.
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It is unfortunate. A PS4 could very easily emulate at PS2, and instead they'll just sell PS2 games in the online store, forcing you to buy the game again. I would prefer they have the emulator and sell it in the store as well for people that don't own the games.

You coulden't possibly know that yet. Some of the most powerful machines today have trouble running PS2 games on the PCSX2 emulator. I will say that most of that is due to compatibility problems, though. Emulating the EmotionEngine on x86 is alot more difficult then one might think.
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You coulden't possibly know that yet. Some of the most powerful machines today have trouble running PS2 games on the PCSX2 emulator. I will say that most of that is due to compatibility problems, though. Emulating the EmotionEngine on x86 is alot more difficult then one might think.

Educated guess. My 2 year old PC can easily run any PS2 game that will emulate properly. I would hope the company who made the hardware for the PS2 could make an emulator in a piece of hardware that is still 2 years away and will probably be more powerful than my current PC.

If a PS3 could emulate a PS2, why couldn't a PS4 emulate a PS3? So long as technology continues to scale the way it has.
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Sony is selling heaps and heaps of ps2 hd collections and is putting ps2 games on the ps store up for sale. We don't get bc because they are still making a lot of money on them this way.

Yeah, I suspect Sony dropped the emulator because they were still making money on the PS2. Which is why I don't really buy the idea that the emulator cost too much to support. Unless, of course "cost too much to support" is a euphemism for "cannibalizes a potentially profitable market".
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I hope not. My ps3 game would be dust collectors, then again they are now thanks to pc, but thats not the point!
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RIP CELL Processor sad-smiley-002.gif
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good riddance cell processor
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You coulden't possibly know that yet. Some of the most powerful machines today have trouble running PS2 games on the PCSX2 emulator. I will say that most of that is due to compatibility problems, though. Emulating the EmotionEngine on x86 is alot more difficult then one might think.

A hobbyist team developed an emulator that is capable of properly emulating a majority of popular PS2 games WITHOUT documentation. Sony could probably do it with ease. The hardware is ready.
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Has none of you noticed that backwards compatibility was replaced with a more profitable model? Re-release and the online store, I'm sure you will start seeing ps2 games and more soon.

They started doing PS2 games months ago.
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Kinda sucks for the devs that bothered with learning. I'm wondering if this will lesson the incentive to build on the PS3 knowing the cell will die w/ it.
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wonder what this does to backwards compatibility...
As if many of the PS3 owners have it now anyway.
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