If that's true, it will be more than awesome..thanks.
SourcePlayStation 2 backwards compatibility could be returning to the PlayStation 3, according to what appears to be an internal document accidentally leaked by Sega of America, one that hints at downloadable previous gen games available on a case-by-case basis.
That document, uncovered by French gaming web site Objectif-Sega, notes that "SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN," which may indicate a strategy similar to the one Sony has taken with original PlayStation games, released as "PSone Classics."...
The notes mention two titles, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and an unspecified Sonic the Hedgehog game—there are seven Sonic-starring games for the PS2—as examples of candidates for release.
The same document also mentions what appears to be downloadable Dreamcast titles for the PlayStation Network. Those titles don't appear to be exclusive to the PlayStation 3, however, as the rumored meeting notes read "If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they're interested in having exclusively."
I would re-buy some games if they ported and upscaled themForgive me, but I'm not paying again for PS2 games,
Well that's becoming a common practice nowadays.Forgive me, but I'm not paying again for PS2 games, let alone from a select group of PS2 games, and do you realize how much hard drive space they'll eat up?
I own a lot of PS2 games and I don't see the reason why I can't just use the DVDs, other than Sony's greed!
What are you talking about, it's the PS3 emulating the dreamcast not PS2.I can't see the PS2 emulating the Dreamcast, a 200 MHZ system with completely different hardware isn't going to do a good job emulating a Dreamcast!
If push came to shove:Upscaled PS2 games downloaded to a hard drive would eat an 80 gyg hard drive quickly!
Your probably right, but DC emulation would be kinda cool. After all from experience with ps2 emulation on the computer and studying its architecture, we know that DC emulation is less hardware demanding.Paratech, you wouldn't happen to know that an upgrade for the PS3 HDD is as easy as buying a new HDD for your laptop, would you? It's not proprietary. And the PS3 Slim comes with 160GB already so you'll be able to fit roughly 40 PS2 games in there if anything. A normal 80GB should also be able to accommodate roughly 20 or so. Most PS2 games don't go up to 4GB, and that's the point (same thing with PSP games not reaching over 1GB like most people would think).
PS2 emulation... I can see coming. Especially with a new nice feature in the debug firmware that Sony has been concealing for a while but eh..
DC emulation... now that's unexpected... I'd think they are more like ports than emulation. Then again, this basically suggests that Sega is revamping their old games for the next-gen consoles (note the part that says it's not exclusive to PS3) so it might come to 360 as well. We'll see.
That would be awesome.[...]
Hopefully they'll bring life into Shenmue 1 and 2, creating demand for Shenmue 3 I'm still waiting.
Probably just driver problems. Hahaha, hohoho. I so punny.By the way, I remember some crashing issues with GRID.