PS3 PSJailbreak Update: Did Sony remove PS2 Gaming on Purpose?

By Alan Ng - Sep 7, 2010

We have some interesting news to bring you now, as the team behind PSJailbreak have stated that a forthcoming update will allow the USB device to play PS2 games on the PS3 console – what is going on Sony?

As translated from German website PS3Inside.de, PSJailbreak is set to receive an update, with the biggest feature being the Backup Manager v1.1. According to the website, the update will ‘enable’ PS2 gaming, despite the fact that Sony seemingly killed off PS2 gaming on the PS3 ages ago (unless you have an original 60GB of course).

I guess the question that really needs to be asked here is, did Sony keep PS2 Backwards Compatibility on the PS3 all along? As it would seem a pretty big job if the hackers have put PS2 gaming on there from scratch – don’t you think? Speculation is mounting that Sony didn’t remove PS2 support from the PS3, but rather disable it, allowing consumers to focus on their lineup of PS3 software.

Just so you know, the update to PSJailbreak is also set to bring a collection of other useful features, including the support to use ‘any’ firmware. Head over to PS3Inside.de for full details on this.

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Also See: PS4 5.50 update notes for March 8