That doesn't actually contradict what I said that games are recompiled to run on the XB1, if it was raw emulation, any game would run, no matter the issues (such as running ps1 games on a ps2 or ps3). Yes ms designed the XB1 with the ability to provide hardware assistance in a partial emulation of the 360 but existing ps4 hardware doesn't have that capability in the first place.KevinC268 wrote: ↑ I think you are getting a little confused, here's how it works.
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... ually-work
Sony could do the same sort of thing, or maybe even a little differently... but they simply don't want to. The ps2 emulation they came up with is locked to ps2 classic purchases only for example, hackers are able to use that for any game with varying compatibly. its not like on pc where developers have to work with what the os gives them, Sony could come up with anything at all (as long as its possible) to make it work.
The next question is how simple it would be to do so, the ps3's processor was far more powerful than the 360's, the system had design flaws out the wazoo that held it, back but it's still a problem from an emulation standpoint. Sony actually tried something similar with certain revisions of the ps3 to run ps2 games but the only one that were effective at it were the 1st gen ps3 that actually had native support for ps2 games. Maybe had they kept at it they could have gotten it to perform well but ms is putting a decent amount of work into getting everything working effectively.
There also questions of whether it is worth Sony's time to put the investment in but it's proven not to be simple, it really hasn't helped ms out this gen when it comes to sales. I've read a few times that backwards compatibility is a highly requested feature but most people never bother to take advantage of it. The simpler solution by far is what Sony does with ps now(which doesn't use any emulation at all) so what incentive do they even have to provide native support in the ps4 for ps3 games. Yes the ps4 can natively emulate ps2 games but that's more or less pure software emulation. I won't defend Sony's decision to not allow existing disc based ps2 games to run on a ps4 because that is a pretty simple task at this point.