XBSX2, a new PlayStation emulator for Xbox consoles in developer mode, is explored in a video.
The XBSX2 is a new emulator that allows you to play PlayStation 2 games on Xbox Series X | S consoles. The prerequisite is that the respective console has switched to developer mode.
We already did this last year DuckStation emulator reported that it can be used for PlayStation 1 games. With the XBSX2 emulator presented by YouTuber Modern Vintage Gamer, a way has now been created to play PlayStation 2 titles. The basis comes from stenzek (the developer of DuckStation) who did not still provided a public version for its PCSX2 emulator. XBSX2 is therefore a fork of PCSX2 and was specially designed for Xbox.
The interface is clearly designed and allows adjustments that can be made for each individual game. For example, there is the option to overclock or underclock and you have a variety of options.
On Xbox Series X, the resolution can easily be adjusted up to 4k for most games. For Xbox Series S, 2K or 1440p is recommended, with these settings a stable frame rate of 60 FPS was achieved in almost all games.
A rare display error is shown using Ridge Racer as an example. In this case, you can easily reproduce the title in the original. Here the resolution is as low as it used to be, but it should display correctly. According to Modern Vintage Gamer, you will be able to play 95% of the games without this “downgrade” option.
“… I must say that the Xbox is still the best way to play PlayStation 2 games on your console”, with these words the YouTuber allows himself a little excavation on the fact that so far the supply of a Playstation 2 title in PlayStation Premium it did not materialize and concludes: “In summary, just like DuckStation, I am very impressed with what I see. With the XBSX2’s ability to internally increase resolution and have high-performance PlayStation 2 games on an Xbox Series S 299 is nothing short of amazing. A lot of work has been put into PS2 emulation over the past 12 months. It’s great to watch and I will definitely continue to report on the subject. “
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XBSX2 stands for Download available. As mentioned at the beginning, keep in mind that the console must be in developer mode.