Today saw Engadget post a piece about PlayStation Suite going to Tegra 2 devices. This means the same PlayStation certified games that run on the Xperia Play and the forthcoming PS Suite element of the NGP will be available for Nvidia’s Tegra 2 tablets and devices running Android.
Interesting news but hardly earth shattering, right? Well, in amongst the text (and earlier draft of the headline) of that Engadget story there was a reference to PlayStation 2 games arriving on the service. It’s important to mention that this has since been edited out but it would be fairly big news if turns out to be true as it would see PS2 emulation for the first time since Sony scrapped it in the PS3. The reference to PS2 is still present in the AndroidAndMe story, which is apparently sourced from Nvidia themselves though, (at time of writing) so the situation is a little murky right now.
Apparently, the rumour is that Sony are waiting for quad core processors (like the NGP’s…) before letting PS2 games out of the stable. The Xperia Play doesn’t have a quad core processor but if this part of the rumour is true then surely it makes the NGP a natural option?
We’ve also asked around our own friends and contacts and everyone is steadfastly refusing to confirm that PlayStation 2 titles will make an appearance but they’re also refusing to rule it out. We have heard faint rumours that PlayStation Suite will not only be on the NGP later this year, it will make an appearance on the PlayStation 3 too.
Could this be the arrival of PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation Network Store? Let’s hope so, surely an emulator that can be run on Android devices could also be made to work on the powerhouse that is the PlayStation 3?
We would stress that this is all conjecture just now but we do see some cause for hope and we’re not hearing anything back from those in the know that would discourage our hopes. Is it something you would be keen to see?