Sony Patents Emotion Engine Emulation For Cell Processors aka PS2 Backwards Compatibility


Not sure how and not sure when, but Sony has patents to this technology that directly makes me think BC is coming back eventually. This is the first remote hint that this could be returning to us at some point and time.

For all those without a BC PS3, this may be your dream come true.

Patent Info

Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor

  1. #1 by Tosh on June 29th, 2009 [ 1127 Points ]

    I hope it comes back. Honestly I use the memory card reader more than PS2 Backwards Compatibility right now. But it’s nice to have for when you need it, that’s for sure.

  2. #2 by JimmyMagnum on June 29th, 2009 [ 83116 Points ]

    May be included with the much-rumored PS3 Slim

  3. #3 by Segitz on June 30th, 2009 [ 1470 Points ]

    EE was already emulated in PAL 60GB PS3s!

  4. #4 by SL33PY on June 30th, 2009 [ 2371 Points ]

    It wasn’t Segitz, those ps3’s have the actual EE chip on board. Two years ago there was a job opening at Sony for a software engineer to design and develop software emulation for PS1, PS2 and PSP emulation that needed to be compatible with both PS3 and PS4.

    As far as I ca

  5. #5 by SL33PY on June 30th, 2009 [ 2371 Points ]

    As far as I can tell this is news that isn’t.

    ps I need an edit button :s

  6. #6 by Segitz on June 30th, 2009 [ 1470 Points ]

    No Sleepy… the PAL PS3s ALWAYS emulated the EE in software. Only the GS remained (remember the outcry?), because emulating that one is MAJOR work, as it is a VERY quirky chip.

  7. #7 by ehandlr on June 30th, 2009 [ 44602 Points ]

    One of the comments is saying that this is GS emulation in this new patent and not EE. I’m not sure.

  8. #8 by JimmyMagnum on June 30th, 2009 [ 83116 Points ]

    maybe its a firmware 3.0 or something update that will be included.

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