Retro game enthusiasts are demonstrating the performance of many older PlayStation 2 games running on Microsoft’s new generation of console hardware.
The video below is from Modern Vintage Gamer and shows some Sony Classics running on the Xbox Series S via developer mode on the console.
How does this work? Now, when you enter developer mode, your Xbox hardware can run UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps such as the open source retro emulation software RetroArch (Thank you, VG247).
RetroArch still has some issues. Although there is a file size limit and the currently available game library is limited, many game performances, music, and visuals still require some tweaking.
But it’s impressive to be able to see the performance of these games right out of the box, so to speak. For example, the PS2 version of Silent Hill 2 looks better than the editions included in its PS3 / Xbox360 Silent Hill HD Collection.
Of course, PS2 or PS3 games on PS5 are not backward compatible. Judging from these results, even if you think that PS5 should be able to handle it.