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I hope they complete this, and then Sony buys it to use on the PS4. Or at least, licences it.
Sony just makes on themselves it is rather easy for them with no need to reverse engineer a thing wink.gif

Great news this really amazing
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Sony just makes on themselves it is rather easy for them with no need to reverse engineer a thing wink.gif

Great news this really amazing

They're probably going to just push Playstation Now, though :/

EDIT:

I got a PS3 about a month ago, though. Really cheap, so I'm good.
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In most cases depending on how the emulator is programmed, wouldn't it be illegal to use unless you own a ps3? Like in the PS2 emulator, you need to rip your own bios as downloading one is illegal.
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buy a cheap ps3 now........ or wait a few years for this emulator? :thinking:

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In most cases depending on how the emulator is programmed, wouldn't it be illegal to use unless you own a ps3? Like in the PS2 emulator, you need to rip your own bios as downloading one is illegal.

 

yes it is illegal so none of the devs or programmers related to the emulator would advertise/link/point you where to find a ps3 bios', but what can they do if you stumble upon it yourself? *shrugs*

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The fact that Sony themselves are not doing local emulation on the PS4 but instead going to stream games to provide backwards compatibility should tell you the likelihood of this being useful in even 5 years. They may get it working but at framerates that are playable definitely not even on the most powerful PC.
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This is very good news, I love playing Gamecube/PS2/Wii games on my PC with an Xbox 360 controller. Not to mention it brings back so much memories. Let's hope this becomes usable ASAP. biggrin.gif
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buy a cheap ps3 now........ or wait a few years for this emulator? thinking.gif

Not sure if i am interpreting your comment right but, emulation isnt just for people illegally playing games for free, its a way to somewhat preserve systems and games, and lets you concentrate systems and thousands of games on to one device. Say you grew up with the NES, due to the way carts and the system work, they degrade over time and use (same with disc based consoles), if you wanted to share a gaming experience with your child, or grandchild it may not even be possible without buying a preserved system/game or emulation. I know its illegal to do if you dont own the console/games, but I think it would be amazing if companies created their own emulators and sold their extremely old games on the PC/mobile with no DRM, because those games will eventually be pirated anyways, and they would be preserving their own legacy, instead of leaving it in the hands of hobbyists to try and recreate the original experience.
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The fact that Sony themselves are not doing local emulation on the PS4 but instead going to stream games to provide backwards compatibility should tell you the likelihood of this being useful in even 5 years. They may get it working but at framerates that are playable definitely not even on the most powerful PC.

I would not hold my breath over that. PC power has come a long way in the past decade.
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I am very excited about this as it is a very nice way to keep the past of gaming history alive. My SNES emulators are invaluable to me to preserve my old collection that was ruined in a flood. Replaying the old FF games and other classics about once a year keeps the memory alive... and reminds me how far we've fallen in a lot of ways lol.

I do support Sony including backwards compatibility/emulation on all their system though and call BS on them claiming it can't be done. More like won't. They could even offer it as a 'premium bios unlock feature' or whatever branding they'd like. It would get me to buy a console again knowing i could play my classics. Heck, Nintendo got it right with the Wii as I can play lots of classic for cheap. Not sure about other consoles, since i don't own them, but it seems like an obvious choice to me.
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