Confirmed: PS2 Emulation Coming to PS4

Backward compatibility is stupid and no one uses it, right? Right?

That in mind, Sony has now officially confirmed its intentions to get PS2 games working on PS4. Reports Wired:

“We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation,” a Sony representative told WIRED via email. “We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”

The report points out that the classic games bundled with Star Wars: Battlefront seem to be running on proprietary emulation of some sort.

What remains to be seen is exactly how this PS2 emulation will work. Are we talking about PS2 Classics, physical disc-based compatibility, or both? I suppose we’ll all just have to excitedly wait and see, anxiously anticipating this fantastic and useless feature that no one will ever use, or has ever used, or could possibly enjoy.