For those of us who were not lucky enough to snag one of the first PS3s released, one of the biggest and most desired features that owners wanted on all of their PS3s was PS2 backwards compatibility (other than cross-game voice chat, but that’s another story). Unfortunately, we know that is not exactly going to happen. Instead, as an alternative we are graced with HD collections and remasters of games. Then January 2011 comes and the PlayStation Vita (then NGP) is unveiled. Since then we have seen a lot more – The device looks great! The games look amazing! The new functions are just what gamers wanted! But there is one more thing that would be nice, some say – A PS2 emulator of sorts. Having the ability to play some of those classic games on the Vita would just be icing on the cake!
It has already been confirmed that all downloadable PSP titles and PSOne Classics will be playable on the Vita. Well, thanks to some new images that surfaced, it looks like more news may be on the way. These photos that were simply showing off the Vita OS seem to also suggest that PS2 titles may indeed be playable on the PS Vita as seen in the photo below. Here we can clearly see God of War II as a playable title on the Vita.
While the resolution is a little blurry, you can see that God of War II, right next to the Monster Hunter option, is available. How will PS2 games be made available on the Vita? A downloadable option via the PSN Store (like that of the HD collection for the PS3)? If that is the case, would we be able to use cross-platform save data, that Vita has touted, to play while on the go and on the PS3 when at home? Or will it be remasters on the new physical media card for the Vita? Only time will tell if indeed these options will be made available and what more the Vita has in store for us. For all we know, this may just be a mock-up error on the part of Sony.
One should note this is also featured in part of another image from SCEE as can be seen here:
So sound off in the comments below, do you think PS2 games will be made playable on the Vita? What PS2 games would you want to be able to play on the Vita? Would you buy them if they were released? Discuss!
[image via: Eurogamer]