While PlayStation Now will be utilised for playing PS3 games on your PS4, PS Vita, television or even tablet device, it seems as though PS1 and PS2 games will be coming to the PS4, although with a much more conventional approach to emulation.
In a similar way to how the PS3 was able to play certain downloadable versions of PS1 and PS2 games, the PS4 will be able to use its much more powerful architecture to prevent from the blurry, upscaled look of the games, instead bringing native HD resolutions to the games for the first time, without the need for an HD (re)makeover.
This will bring similar benefits to unofficial PC emulation, where games look sharp, and may also allow for higher resolution versions of textures to be used without any reworking of those textures, as we’ve seen with HD remakes last generation.
There’s nothing to say that these games won’t also come to PlayStation Now, but this seems like a very good method for running PS1 and PS2 games, though it doesn’t seem likely that you’ll be able to use your currently own discs and will have to fork out once again for the titles.
Which games would you like to see emulated on PS4?