More and more games these days are coming with the compatibility of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; obviously because of such enormous success of these consoles. But what if you want to play your old PS2 and PS3 video games on PS4?
If you have a lot of PS2/PS3 games and just bought the all new PS4, here’s how you can play those game on your new consoles too.
The answer you except is not that simple as putting the disc in the console. You have to dig deeper.
You cannot put the PS3 disc in the PS4 and start paying the game as it was the compatible feature between PS3 and PS2. But there is a twist. You can download older title from Sony’s PlayStation. The option is available in various countries including UK and US.
You must know about backward compatibility where a new gaming console supports the older one. Xbox offers this feature but PS4 doesn’t. You can just insert the disc of the game in console and start playing, its that simple. This feature of Xbox makes it more popular over PS4. In one of the conferences held in Europe, Jim Ryan, Sony’ head stated that the feature of backward compatibility is not much used. According to the word of Ryan,
“When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much,” Ryan said, speaking to Time. “That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?”
Apart from this, the company said that the backward compatibility would be available from PlayStation 5. PS5 will support compatibility of PS4 games. You can play your PS4 playlist of games on PS5 without any issue.
How to Play PS2 and PS3 Games on PS4?
PlayStation Now is the alternative for the same. It allows you to download the list of games from the internet. You an easily access the gaming library of PS2, PS3 and PS4 by getting the subscription. You can instantly stream over 600 tiles which makes it easy to play games without even downloading.
It also provides you the option of offline downloading so that you can play it later. With the subscription of £12.99 a month, you can easily access 600+ titles and play whenever and wherever you want. PS Now doesn’t require any other requirements other than good internet speed. It has a variety of games available on it which makes it a very popular gaming option among fans.
So, if you want to play a variety of old games, then you should definitely try it. Some of the games available on PlayStation Now are: –
- Heavy Rain
- Shadow of the Colossus
- New Vegas
- The Last of Us