Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 Console
A man plays a video game on Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console at its showroom in Tokyo July 16, 2014. Reuters/Yuya Shino

Video game technology has really come a long road providing players with a better playing experience and more games to play. Despite this, some players still clamour to relive the classic era in gaming while others simply want to play the games they may have missed out on. Companies are doing their best in letting players play classics through the use of backwards compatibility and emulation.

Last month, Microsoft allowed backwards compatibility of Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One. Not only were the Xbox 360 games ported to the Xbox One, the games were also on the receiving end of minor graphical enhancements. In a surprise move, it seems Sony is also looking to let players relive classic titles through its most recent console but it’s looking to bring back the games from two generations back.

In an email sent to Wired, gaming giant Sony said that it will allow PlayStation 2 titles to work on the PlayStation 4 through the use of emulation. What this means is that the PlayStation 2 games will be played on the PlayStation 4 as if it was meant to be played on the current gen console. However, since the resolutions of the PlayStation 2 games are a bit outdated, adjustments may be made to provide a better experience.

“We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation. We have nothing further to comment at this point in time,” said a Sony representative to Wired.

So far, there are already some PlayStation 2 titles available for the PlayStation 4. The special edition “Star Wars Battlefront” PlayStation 4 came with four “Super Star Wars,” “Star Wars: Racer Revenge,” “Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter,” and “Star Wars: Bounty Hunter,” Eurogamer reports. The ports play without a hitch so far so this could prove to be a good endeavor for Sony.

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