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In the early days of the MiSTer's popularity, one of the key questions people asked was, "can this thing do PlayStation?" A few years back, it seemed like a distant chance, but developers now have Sony's system running on the FPGA system – and Sega Saturn is being worked on, too.

When Analogue released its FPGA-based Pocket handheld, the same line of questioning began anew, but with a caveat; the Pocket isn't as capable as the MiSTer in terms of tech, and many expressed grave doubt that something as powerful as the PlayStation could be replicated by the device.

Now, it seems that someone has cracked it. Again, there are caveats to mention; the game shown – Square's Tobal No.1 – is running very slowly, but we're told that the CPU and GPU parts of the core aren't executing in parallel yet. Taking this into account, it's possible that performance could be improved – we'll just have to wait and see.

The Analogue Pocket is already an amazing device and can run games for a wide range of consoles, handhelds and computers, but getting PlayStation support would really take it to the next level.

Thanks to @smashboy20001 for the heads up on this one!