The Sony video game console platform has been around for a long time now. First getting its start back in the 1990s with the launch of the original PlayStation, Sony is now gearing towards the release of their fifth home console launch, the PlayStation 5. While there have been some issues with each console not being able to really offer too much in terms of backward compatibility, a new discovery has come out to showcase the PlayStation 4 has an emulator that could allow original PlayStation games to be enjoyed.
This month was a big one for the hacker and homebrew community on the PlayStation 4 platform. It’s been a few years since the last big exploit came out for the console which was for firmware 5.05. Now a new exploit has managed to hit higher firmware. Not only can the community that’s in favor of homebrew, are now able to update their console and play some of the more recent video game titles, but its also opening up new discoveries.
One of the discoveries is that there is an emulator found in the MediEvil video game title. It turns out that the PlayStation emulator is being used to run the original MediEvil game unlock and this could open up the doors for original PlayStation games to be emulated on the platform. Of course, this is a relatively new discovery so there are modders still trying to tweak things to see just what video games can be played.
Currently, the list of playable games is a bit slim. In fact, there are very few games tested at the moment and while some titles can work without any issues such as Crash Bandicoot, you also have other iconic hits like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that is showing some big issues. Of course, over time there could be some tweaks that may allow a variety of new playable titles to work on the emulator program.