News: PlayStation 3 To Emulate Xbox 360

- April 1, 2007 06:49AM in Gaming, Manufacturers
Following Sony’s decision to replace the PS2 emulator chip on European PS3 units with software emulation, a leaked memo to Phil Harrington (President, Sony Worldwide Studios) has revealed plans to emulate competing console units. It has been speculated for years that an emulator may emerge to allow Xbox-only games to run on a PC, but few suspected that cross-console emulation would be possible. Codenamed “Project 401” Mr Harrington would not be drawn on the subject, but added “the immense power of the PlayStation 3 makes 'console virtualization' more than possible.