PS2 games now available on PlayStation 4

Gamers can now play PS2 titles on their PlayStation 4.

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida announced via the PlayStation Blog that eight PS2 games would be available to play on PS4.

Those titles are Dark Cloud, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rogue Galaxy, The Mark of Kri, War of the Monsters and Twisted Metal: Black.

Yoshida says these titles have been up-rendered to 1080p and come with PS4 features, including Remote Play, Activity Feeds, Second Screen as well as Live Broadcast and Share Play.

This functionality was announced in November. At the time it was not clear whether PS2 backwards compatibility would mean gamers would be able to use their physical discs to play PS2 titles – now it has been announced that PlayStation 2 games have to be bought digitally.

The above titles all have price tags of 11.99, with the exception of Twisted Metal and War of the Monsters which will set gamers back 7.99.

This functionality is likely an attempt to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox One backwards compatibility which lets gamers play Xbox 360 titles on their new hardware. 104 releases are part of this functionality.

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