PS5, PS4's Brand New PS2 Emulator Features Up-Rendering, Rewind, Quick Saves, More 1
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Sony’s already revisited a number of the classics from PS2’s catalogue on PS4, but the emulator was a bit of a disaster and the platform holder eventually pulled support. Following a successful string of PS1 and PSP re-releases, however, the Japanese giant is now bringing more PS2 titles to both the PS5 and PS4 – and it’s utilising a new emulator to boot.

A leak earlier in the year suggested Star Wars: The Clone Wars was imminent, and that was acknowledged by Sony yesterday as part of its Days of Play update. The game will be available to download from 11th June with PS Plus Premium, alongside legendary platformer Sly Cooper and Thievius Raccoonus and Tomb Raider: Legend.

But the best news is that all of these titles will leverage a new emulator, which will incorporate up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters. This should bring some serious quality of life value to all three of these titles, and presumably many more will follow as Sony kicks this initiative into gear.

It’ll be interesting to see whether the Japanese giant goes back and updates previously released PS2 titles, like Twisted Metal Black and Ape Escape 2. We really hope some of the old Rockstar games, like Bully, get revisited as part of this initiative; the boarding school sim is scruffy and difficult to play these days, but it’d benefit enormously from quick save and rewind.

[source News: New PS2 Emulator Appears to Be Imminent on PS5, PS4]