Xbox Series X/S owners are now turning their boxes into dedicated PlayStation 2 consoles thanks to a new PS3 emulator on the Xbox Store. Well, technically the app isn’t available on the Xbox Store due to the policies in place to prevent the added placement. However, users have found a way to get the PS2 emulator downloaded on their consoles using a special trick. Once downloaded, gamers claim they have been able to set up the app and even run games on it.
Keep in mind that I won’t be sharing where you can get this app from because we don’t promote piracy here on the site. That doesn’t mean I can’t share some feedback from users who managed to get it running because it is quite interesting to see how this all unfolds.
The creator of the app managed to get it listed and working on the Xbox Series X/S platforms using a Games SDK and not the usual Apps SDK Microsoft has on offer. So technically, it is a game that runs games and not an app.
Users report that once downloaded and set up correctly, the PS2 emulator on the Xbox Series X/S runs quite smoothly. It also manages to maintain its frames without much of a problem. Setting up the emulator also requires the BIOS and you’ll need ISOs to run the games. Keep in mind that installing the emulator and downloading BIOS files and ISO game images are done completely at your own risk.
With that being said, if you are a person who likes to dab into some classic gaming and doesn’t mind going to extreme lengths to install PS2 games, this emulator seems to work nicely. There are a few videos already on YouTube showing the emulator in action and how to install it. Below is an embedded video of it running Bloody Roar 3.
— Jose (@JIN_SXO) August 21, 2022