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PS4 could be getting emulation support for PS1 and PS2 games

Which would be much more fun than streaming them

Rumours have emerged suggesting that Sony could be preparing support for PS1 and PS2 games on the PS4 through emulation.

A source close to Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service has told Eurogamer that so far only the PS3 games will be streamed to via the service which is built using Gaikai's streaming technology.

The source added that support for PS1 and PS2 titles will come through local emulation and PSN downloads as the PS Vita does with PS1 and PSP titles. PS4 could be getting emulation support for PS1 and PS2 games

The emulation technology also reportedly includes visual updates similar to the resolution scaling technology used to create the HD collections on the PS3.

Emulation is usually pretty hardware-intensive but with the considerable power at the PS4's disposal even emulating the PS2 shouldn't be too much trouble.

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