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Xbox Series X Seriously Just Got PS1 Emulation Before PlayStation 5

Xbox Series X Seriously Just Got PS1 Emulation Before PlayStation 5

Talk about backwards

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

It's no secret that Xbox has been putting PlayStation to shame when it comes to backwards compatibility for years now. On Xbox Series X/S, you can play every generation of Xbox title, from Fusion Frenzy to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. On PlayStation 5? You can play PS5 and PS4 games.

The ability to play games from the first three generations of PlayStation on the latest hardware is something fans have been screaming for, but Sony just doesn't want to hear it. In an incredible turn of events, it's now possible to play some of your old original PlayStation games on a new-gen console. It's just not the one you would have assumed.

Take a look at some of the best PlayStation cameos in Astro's Playroom below:

Thanks to a handy new emulator called DuckStation (cheers, VGC), it's now possible to boot up your old PS1 games on the Xbox Series X/S. What's more, you'll see a huge bump in resolution thanks to the console's hefty power.

Duckstation was recently ported to Microsoft's console, and it looks fantastic. As you can see in the video below by YouTuber Modern Vintage Gamer, titles run at native 4K resolution and locked to 60 frames per second. It is truly glorious. Of course many old PlayStation games were never meant to run at 60fps, so the default setting will be for these games to run at their original frame rate. If you really want to though, you can overclock the emulated CPU and push those frame rates higher.

To be fair to Sony, this isn't an official method of playing PS1 games on Xbox Series X/S by any means - but it still works in a way it just doesn't on PS5. Come on Sony, help us out and make this dream come true. If an unofficial emulator can run on your rival console, surely an official one can run on PS5?

Featured Image Credit: Sony/Microsoft

Topics: Xbox, GAMING, News, Microsoft, PlayStation