The Xbox Series S was released a month ago and offers a whole range of games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5 or Watch Dogs Legion. But if you’re the retro gaming genre, know that the console is also great for playing old titles, and not just on Xbox. The proof in video, with this modder who runs opuses PS2 on the Microsoft machine.
The Xbox Series S is not just a console dedicated to next-gen games, since Microsoft has pushed backward compatibility to the limit by allowing players to spin a number of titles from previous Xboxes. But modders have gone even further by emulating games from other consoles. Rebelotte today.
Modern Vintage Gamer Youtuber posted a video in which he showed his Xbox Series S running GameCube games. He reiterates his feat this time attacking the PS2. In a new video, he turns the most emblematic titles of the Sony console on his S Series.
An emulation that works, at the cost of a few concessions
To achieve this result, Modern Vintage Gamer used the same technique as with GameCube games. He just had to put the console in “Developers” mode. then install the RetroArch emulator. The result is there, since we can see the console running games like God of War, Metal Gear Solid 2, Silent Hill 2, Jak and Daxter or even Shadow of the Colossus, emblematic titles of the PS2 era.
All is not perfect, since compatible games do not take into account the 16: 9 aspect ratio and that there are still a number of bugs. But the operation still works and will appeal to fans of retro gaming. However, it is also necessary to take into account the question of the legality of the process, which is not necessarily acquired.
PlayStation gamers dreamed of seeing a PS5 compatible with all of Sony’s older consoles, like the Series X / S. However, it only runs PS4 games. The nostalgic could therefore turn to the Microsoft machine for emulation.