news hardware Can the Nintendo Switch play PS Vita games?
The world of emulation is definitely full of surprises. If we’d been told back in the 1990’s that one day we’d be able to run the vast majority of consoles and microphones on a computer, we wouldn’t have believed it! These days developers are so talented that they can run even the most complex machines with a simple emulator. But things get even more interesting when a machine that was inherently incompatible with the competitor’s games becomes the host of PS Vita titles.
Even if it didn’t have the career Sony expected, the PS Vita really is a very good laptop. Powerful, well thought out, it deserved a much better sequel. At a time when it’s just celebrated its tenth anniversary, the Sony machine remains on many minds and it’s not uncommon to come across players eager to rediscover the sensations of yesteryear on Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, WipEout 2048, Tearaway, Killzone Mercenary and many more. The small laptop really packs a punch and left many with a taste of unfinished business.
PS VITA GAMES ON NINTENDO SWITCH?
Among these people, Spanish developer Sergi “Xerpi” Granell is trying to revive PS Vita games on…Nintendo Switch! Since the release of Steam Deck, Valve’s portable console (or rather portable micro-PC), many gamers have tried their hand at the joys of emulation, especially compared to the Nintendo machine (the publisher is also keen to delete all videos , demonstrating the capabilities of the Steam Deck in Switch games). For the PS Vita, Sergi “Xerpi” Granell found a solution by presenting a program called Vita2Hos (Vita to Horizon OS) that doesn’t use any emulation technique.
Specifically, Vita2hos enables the Nintendo Switch’s ARMv8 processor to natively launch executables based on the PS Vita’s ARMv7 processor (the previous version). At the moment everything is still very embryonic and there are no guarantees that PS Vita games can run at full speed with this program. But it’s interesting to see how some people manage to hijack technology and mold it to their liking.
Through ayden_Journalist igamesnews.com