Classic PlayStation titles could be making their way back to the PS4 and PS5 as a new patent suggests Sony want to allow emulation on their newer consoles.
It was revealed earlier this week that the digital storefronts for Playstation 3, Playstation Vita and Playstation Portable will be coming to a close in just a few short months. This came as quite a shock to some fans as this means that specific titles that are only available on these storefronts will now be unavailable to purchase.
Although, so far there has been no official comments made by Sony on the closure of the stores, which has raised a question as to what will happen to these older titles. Will Sony put a plan in place to preserve these older iconic titles?
The patent was located on Reddit which maps out a plan for Trophy support in emulated games, the plan reads “A computer-implemented method assigns one or more trophies to a user. A game is emulated in response to a request from a client device. A trophy trigger is detected during emulation of the game by comparing a memory value of the emulated game to a predetermined value and assigning the one or more trophies to the user based on the detected trophy trigger.”
However, this isn’t the first time that something like this has been found, a similar document was also published around a decade ago. It seems however that this newer document was in possession of an application date of January 2020.
Of course, it’s obvious that Playstation users would love to see the PS5 support more retro games and this latest news could put it on the right track.
We should take this document with a pinch of salt though as it’s not the first patent to appear over the years, but be sure to check back with us at Gamerficial for the latest news and updates.