non-launch ps3s going to get ps2 emulation?

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  1. Dox

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    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/06/sony-patents-method-to-emulate-ps2-on-ps3/

    Sony Patents Method To Emulate PS2 On PS3
    By Luke Plunkett on June 30, 2009 at 1:30 PM
    My single biggest problem with the PS3? The loss of backwards compatibility. It’s a gaping hole in the system’s feature set. Then again, it may also be one that’s on the way back.

    Some background: when the PS3 first launched, it was backwards-compatible, meaning you could play PlayStation 2 games on your new PlayStation 3. The 20GB and 60GB units released in North America and Japan featured hardware emulation (they literally had a PS2 chip inside), while those released in PAL territories featured software emulation (similar to how the 360 handles original Xbox games).

    Later, though, this feature was removed. Anyone buying a 40GB, 80GB or 120GB PS3 couldn’t play a single PS2 game on them. It was a stupid, stupid move on the part of Sony.

    A patent discovered by Siliconera, however, suggests that Sony might be re-thinking this stance. Filed in December 2008, it’s basically a patent for a method that would allow the PS3’s Cell chip to translate code from the PS2’s Emotion Engine. Not half-assed software emulation (which in previous PS3 models couldn’t run some games), full, total replication of the functionality of the Emotion Engine.

    Which means, theoretically at least, you could play any PS2 game on any PS3, regardless of the model or year of release.

    Whether this would allow you to play actual PS2 discs, or would just be the advance party for the sale of PS2 downloads on the PlayStation Store is unclear. We’d like the former, but with Sony being a business and all, would expect the latter.





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  2. FunkyMunniez

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    i would be down for this...i still have a bunch of ps2 games but i can trade them all in and buy the ones i really only play now from the psn store.
     
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    seems plausible
     
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  6. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Um, the first 80GB models already had software emulation and Sony decided to stop it. They don't need a patent to put it back.
     
  7. Shinsei Ryu

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    Yes and No. These models had the Emotion Engine removed but still retained the "Graphics Synthesizer"(PS2 GPU). So only the EE was being emulated.
     
  8. Boing

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    Have 60gb launch, no care.
     
  9. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Sony's not in the habit of giving this shit away for free. If anything this is for downloadable PS2 titles which would also explain why they removed backwards compatibility - so that they could make money off of it.
     
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    I was wondering when they would start to try selling PS2 games over PSN... thankfully I have the last model of PS3s with BC capabilities :coold: But for those without a BC-capable PS3... kinda sucks :hs: Especially if you have the PS2 games but your PS2 itself is dying or dead
     
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    I had the 80gb with b/c but it hit the shitter... so I've listed it up on fleabay and bought a new 80gb with a three year warranty. I don't really see any point in me having b/c because I have a PS2 that works great.
     
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    have 80gb software emu, plays all my games fine
     
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    95% of my playtime on my PS3 has been PSX and PS2 games :mamoru:

    Still have a huge RPG backlog.
     
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    you'd could get like 500 bucks for it if its still in great condition... I got 200 for mine (just the console alone), and mine doesn't even work.
     
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    I own a 60gb and I DOOOOOO play my PS2 games.... I'm terrified that someday it'll break and I'll lose my BC capabilites :rofl:

    MGS series
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    Um, don't the software-BC PS3's already emulate the emotion engine? I thought the problem was with the graphics chip. A friend was saying its bandwidth is crazy compared to the PS3's GPU and there's no way it could be emulated by it. :dunno:
     
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    i'll trade consoles with you. just keep your hard drive and put it in the console when you get it :mamoru:
     
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  25. juvental604

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    just play on the pc emulator
     

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