Sony’s PlayStation 4 is still an extremely popular console to gamers worldwide especially with the introduction of the PS4 Pro, which supports 4K resolution, and the PS4 Slim, for those who are looking for a more aesthetically pleasing system. However, as good as the console may be, PlayStation fans are still waiting for Sony to implement a proper backward compatibility feature, which is available on Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s direct competitor. Currently, the PS4 still lacks backward compatibility, but Sony may have a solution for nostalgic fans longing to play classic games on current systems.
PlayStation blog just announced that the first wave of PlayStation 2 games are now available on PS Now, Sony’s version of Netflix for video games. Beloved PS2 titles such as Ape Escape 2, Dark Cloud 2, and Hot Shots Tennis are all included on the streaming service complete with HD and Trophy support. You can check out all the games to join the growing list of titles on PS Now starting this month:
New Games To Join PS Now
- Ape Escape 2
- Dark Cloud 2
- Hot Shots Tennis
- Metal Slug 3
- Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics
- Sine Mora EX
- The Last Blade 2
PS3 to PS4 Upgrades:
- Blazblue Chrono Phantasma Extend
Although proper backward compatibility support would still be better, at least Sony has a way for players to enjoy classic games without having to own the previous consoles. Hopefully, Sony will offer more PS2 and even more PS1 games on PS Now. You can try out the service with a seven-day free trial on PSN.