Sony: PlayStation Now May Add PS1/PS2 Games “In the Future”

Sony has indicated that there might a chance of PS1 and PS2 games coming to PlayStation Now.

That, at least, was the indication of a brief statement the company released today. Speaking with Kotaku, a Sony representative affirmed that the streaming gaming service would launch with only a library of PS3 games. That said, the statement also implicated that the company’s library of classic PS1 and PS2 titles might still join the services catalog in the future.

“We are also currently considering measures to offer original PlayStation, PS2 and PS4 titles in the future,” said the representative. “But at this time, only PS3 titles are being offered.”

While “considering” is far from a confirmation that the PS Now will someday include PS1 and PS2 titles, it’s still potentially runs contrary to claims made by anonymous sources earlier this year that Now would exclude the company’s older offerings and focus on the PS3. Those sources had also indicated that PS1 and PS2 emulators would eventually be added to the PS4, likely to allow players to tap into the PlayStation Stores already considerable catalog of retro titles.

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3 Comments on Sony: PlayStation Now May Add PS1/PS2 Games “In the Future”

LaughterJones

On July 31, 2014 at 10:58 am

Crap. How many times is Square going to get me to purchase a copy of Final Fantasy 7? Ugh. One final purchase to rule them all hopefully.

Michael

On July 31, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Go To Hell Sony.

Huntsman06

On July 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Why the need for PS1 game support? The Vita, which is currently Sony’s weakest device in terms of performance, is more than capable of emulating PS1 games, and most games only sell for around $5. Spending $5 to totally own a digital copy is hard to beat in terms of a streaming fee. PS2 titles kinda make sense, but the PS4 most likely could emulate them instead saving the bandwidth and boasting a lower price in the long run. Not a bad idea but not the best idea either.