When talking about backward compatibility, the Xbox Series X and S consoles are at the top. But still, no one ever expected to play Sony PS2 games on the new systems.
Well, we have seen it all now, after the Microsoft and Sony systems came together, obviously via an unofficial mod and with the support of emulation software to play Sony PS2 games on the Xbox Series S consoles.
Using the developer mode build into each of the Xbox Series S, a YouTuber, Modern Vintage Gamer, discovered this. Once available, the gamer could run Universal Windows Platform apps.
If you have a question in mind that what is available as a Universal Windows Platform app, know about emulators like RetroArch. The YouTuber used the latest version of the software with PCSX2 integration, which is providing PlayStation 2 emulation for Windows, Mac, and Linux, of course.
So, few games like God of War, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Jack and Daxter are available to play on the console, albeit via a little inadvisable elbow grease. It can be seen through Slashgear, the outcomes are great, and, likely, they will even get better over time as the PCSX2 integration in RetroArch.
Well, this isn’t recommended at all. In case it went wrong, we cannot see Microsoft viewing efforts to play 20 years old Sony PS2 games as a due reason for an exchange. Moreover, it is apparent that dabbler saw a tough time enabling this compatibility; few things came with bugs. Basically, as MVG highlighted, the Microsoft console can emulate a Sony console for the first time.
If you are looking for easy and protected retro gaming on your new system, Microsoft has provided over 1,000 games from all older Xbox generations, which are offered on the Series X and S at release.