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The mode, which can be accessed for a $20 fee, lets users install development builds of software that utilise Universal Windows Platform.
Xbox Series X/S at retail
- Buy Xbox Series X at Amazon (US)
- Buy Xbox Series S at Amazon (US)
- Buy Xbox Series X at Walmart (US)
- Buy Xbox Series S at Walmart (US)
- Buy Xbox Series X/S at Best Buy (US)
PS2 games currently run using preview builds of RetroArch that have the PS2 emulator PCSX2 implemented.
“PCSX2 in RetroArch is currently still very much in active development and the builds that are out there have some bugs – lots of them in fact,” according to Modern Vintage Gamer, but the potential is clear to see in the site’s video below.
It shows a number of high profile PS2 games running on Xbox Series S including God of War, Metal Gear Solid 2, Jak & Daxter, Ico, TimeSplitters 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill 2 and Gran Turismo 4.
“If you think about it, outside of PlayStation, this is the first time that PS2 games are running on a console system,” Modern Vintage Gamer says.
While the channel doesn’t possess an Xbox Series X console and so hasn’t been able to run comparison tests, it suggests most emulated games won’t perform much better on the more powerful hardware because its CPU is similar to Series S’s.
“However, the Series X will still outperform the Series S where GPU and memory bandwidth might become a factor – for things like post-processing shaders or heavier GPU scenes, the Series X will definitely perform better, but in 99% of cases, I would expect little to no change between the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X.”