During CES 2014, Sony announced a new PlayStation feature called PlayStation Now. Basically what this does is that it leverages the Gaikai streaming service that Sony acquired back in 2012 and will basically allow gamers to stream games onto the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Bravia TVs, and even the PS Vita at a later date. That being said, it seems that Sony might have a change of heart and might no longer be interested in using PlayStation Now to stream older PS1/PS2 titles. This is according to the folks at Eurogamer who claims to have a source within Sony’s streaming service who fed them details about Sony’s plans.
However the question is how will Sony adapt these games to modern consoles? After all the graphics on the PS1 and the PS2 can hardly be compared to the likes of the PS3 or the PS4, not to mention televisions got larger and resolutions got higher. This probably means that Sony will have to tweak these games, perhaps even improve on them, to get them to play nicely with today’s technology. It has been suggested that Sony could use some kind of internal emulation system that will allow older games to look better on modern technology.
In fact this was an issue with upscaling in the PS3 back in the day where older games were not upscaled properly, but hopefully Sony will be able to work this out. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but it definitely sounds like an interesting idea. After all there were tons of fun games on the PS1 and PS2 that we’re sure many would love to revisit, so what do you guys think?