Play PS2 Games On Your PS4!

Sorry there was no news on Friday, I was busy getting an operation. Anyway, better late than never, let’s talk about video games!

In a statement revealed to Wired, a Sony representative appears to have indicated that the PS4 will also be getting backwards compatibility, kind of! The unnamed source said:

“We are working on utilising PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation…. we have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”

So there you go, PlayStation 2 games could be coming to the latest Sony console in the near future. This ties in with the recent survey that Sony sent out asking what features gamers wanted for their PS4, which included “PS2 Classics” support as an option. The update would be a welcome addition to the PS4, following the recent update to the Xbox One that allows users to play certain Xbox 360 titles on the latest Microsoft console. We will talk about this news in more detail on both The Game Of The Week Show and Party Chat this week, so be sure to check back for all of our thoughts!

While we wait for PS2 titles to come to the PS4, we have details about two more PS3 titles getting the remastered treatment. Quantic Dream‘s games Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain will be coming to PS4 on November 24th and March 1st 2016 respectively. The digital-only titles will each cost £25 and will feature “enhanced 1080p” visuals. I never played Beyond: Two Souls, but would highly recommend people give Heavy Rain a chance next year… that game was definitely something special.

Could another remaster/remake also be on the horizon? It could be if the Korean Games Rating Board is anything to go by. According to the board, Capcom‘s action game Resident Evil 6 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One. The 2012 zombie-themed title wouldn’t be the first Capcom game to get the HD treatment, we already saw Resident Evil get a re-re-release on the latest consoles earlier this year. Resident Evil 6 definitely wasn’t the strongest title in the series, and I personally hope that Capcom instead spend their time continuing to focus on the next entry in the franchise.

Ken Levine is most famously known as the creator of BioShock and Take-Two‘s CEO Strauss Zelnick has teased that Levine’s next project. In an interview at the MKM Partners Investor Day conference, Zelnick said:

“I’m not going to steal Ken’s thunder, but we’re thrilled to be in business with Ken…. What I can say is you would expect that Ken would work on something highly creative and innovative. I think that would be a reasonable expectation for whatever he does next.”

We already know that Levine is currently working with a smaller team, following the closure of Irrational games in 2014, on a sci-fi title. Whatever it will end up being, I’m sure it will be worth our attention.

Closing the news, and Ark: Survival Evolved‘s debut on the Xbox One appears to imminent. Developer Studio Wildcard has teased its “imminent” arrival via the Steam community boards. The Dinosaur game is currently in Steam early access, but that hasn’t stopped the game from selling over 2 million copies. The release on Xbox comes by way of the console’s new preview program. Gamers will be able to get a free trial before deciding if they want to commit £25. I like the look of this game and am excited to give it a go — I can’t wait to ride a pterodactyl!

The game releases for this week were:

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Matt