Sony bends over backwards for compatibility

Things have been looking a bit shaky on the PS3's backwards compatibility front. First Sony had to backtrack on the claim after realising that several

Things have been looking a bit shaky on the PS3's backwards compatibility front. First Sony had to backtrack on the claim after realising that several legacy titles didn't function as they should. Then it dropped a clanger by announcing that European PS3s won't have an Emotion Engine i.e. the chip that does all the PSone/PS2 work.However, we now have it on good authority that software emulation will do the job on the Euro bound PS3s, covering all PSone releases and 1200 PS2 titles.That makes for about sixty per cent of the PS2's back catalogue, and it won't be any of that Barbie Goes Horse Riding fodder either. The anointed twelve hundred, we're assured, will be the big titles we know and love.We're not privy to the actual list but a small crumpled piece of paper was thrust into our hands this morning that read, 'Final Fantasy, Metal Gear and Pro Evo'. Frankly, we've already said too much.

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