But do not get your hopes up.
It seems the MediEvil PlayStation four remake has a PSone emulator hidden inside – though it would not do a lot.
Intrepid online game modder Lance McDonald – of P.T. discoveries fame – took to Twitter to disclose the discover, but in addition to substantiate the one factor this emulator is sweet for is working the unique PSone model of MediEvil.
Oh wow, do youse bear in mind how within the PS4 remake of Medievil you possibly can unlock the unique PS1 model of the sport? Turns on the market?s a complete PS1 emulator in there. Silent Hill working round 4K on a PS4 Pro is … not good ? pic.twitter.com/tM3pSTaDjq
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) July 18, 2020
The PS4 remake of MediEvil allows you to unlock the unique PSone recreation, as a enjoyable Easter egg for followers, actually (you need to full all 19 souls challenges). But does this emulator imply you possibly can play different PSone video games on PS4? Unfortunately, no.
As McDonald reveals, different video games, resembling Silent Hill, are just about damaged utilizing this MediEvil emulator.
“Syphon Filter doesn’t even get past the 989 Studios logo,” McDonald continues. “Wild Arms gets to the main menu but no further. Seems like a bust to me. I had to patch some breakpoints out of the emulator to even get Silent Hill as far as you saw above. I’m not really gonna look any closer at it.”
A bust, then. But the discover does call to mind the PS4’s lack of backwards compatibility by way of software program emulation. The PlayStation three has a software program emulator, which suggests you possibly can put in any disc and it really works. But the PS4 drive would not help CDs, so Sony’s newest console cannot do it.
Thoughts naturally flip to the upcoming PS5. Will Sony allow full backwards compatibility with PSone, PS2, PS3 and PS4 video games on that console? Hopefully we’ll discover out quickly.