Playstation Classic is using the open-source PCSX emulator in order to play its games

A lot of console gamers were hyped when Sony announced the Playstation Classic. However, it appears that Sony has not developed its own emulator and instead it is using the open source PCSX emulator that most PC gamers have been using all these years.

What ultimately this means is that the overall emulation may not be that “authentic” as some gamers may have expected. We’ve seen this happening in SNES classic and to be honest I was expecting Sony to put some more effort to it.

On the other hand, this shows why emulators are essential even for big companies as they can actually use them in order to sell custom consoles. This also proves that emulators are not only being used by pirates (as some have suggested in the past few years). And this is why emulating all systems, even modern-day consoles, is important.

Ironically, Sony had tried in the past to sue a team developing an emulator for the first Playstation console (yes, we’re talking about Bleem).

There is a reason we’re reporting this new story and that’s because we’ve been covering emulators for a long time. Not only that, but some people may have thought that the Playstation Classic would be playing games via hardware and not via emulation. Well, that’s not the case.

So yeah, before complaining you console gamers about PC gamers pirating the console games via emulators, know that the mini console you are about to buy is actually using the very same emulator you have criticised.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email