The Xbox Series X boasts to be the most powerful console on the market, with the S being impressive in its own right. While that’s phenomenal, neither the Xbox Series nor the PlayStation 5 have a solid launch lineup, though backwards compatibility offers a reprieve from the boredom of nothing to play. That, or you could do what this YouTuber did and use their Xbox Series S as a PlayStation 2 emulator.
Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube shared playing some of their favorite PS2 titles on their Xbox Series S, which I’m pretty sure this is a paradox that is the final horcrux. Still, it’s pretty nifty if you’re into that sort of thing, but we don’t recommend trying it out for yourself. For legal reasons. And because we don’t want you to accidentally break your system:
The YouTube channel channeled PlayStation 2 emulation under the Developer Mode, which is interesting and not something I necessarily would think to do on my new system. Still, the PlayStation 2 era had some incredible gaming experiences (Rule of Rose, anyone?) and taking that into the current generation isn’t too shabby.
The Developer Mode allows users to modify software that is meant to, you guessed it, help with game development. One such example is that of the Universal Windows Platform. It looks like the above channel used RetroArch to work with the UWP, a known emulation software that retro fans love to use.
The above video showcases games like Metal Gear Solid 2, Ico, and Jax & Dexter running on the Xbox Series S, though the performance isn’t flawless, which was to be expected.
What do you think about the PS2 emulator playing on the Xbox Series S? If you could bring any game into this generation, what would it be? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below!
Note: This is not an endorsement of emulation by Game Informer.
[Source: YouTube via DFTG]