PlayStation Classic Uses Open Source Emulator PCSX ReARMed

PlayStation Classic Uses Open Source Emulator PCSX ReARMed

The PlayStation Classic, Sony's response to Nintendo's NES Classic and SNES Classic, is powered by an open-source emulator that was made by fans.

Kotaku reported that it was released on the PlayStation Classic menu, using the PlayStation Classic PCSX ReAmed to emulate games from the original Playstation, which was released 24 years ago.

Nintendo created the emulator that is featured in the NES Classic and SNES Classic, but Sony decided to use fan-made software which originally designed for the Pandora handheld.

Sony's usage of the PCSX ReARMed emulator in the PlayStation Classic is allowed, as the software is open source. However, it may be considered unexpected, as the company has not been entirely friendly with the emulation community.

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