While there are some who argue that PC gaming is superior to console gaming, it’s hard to deny the fun you get from playing in your living room, especially if you have friends over and you’re duking it out with each other on games like Super Smash Bros. and Rocket League, but what about having the best of both worlds?
Turns out that one YouTuber by the name of OsirisX managed to do that by getting Steam to run on his PS4. This allowed him to play games and draw from his library of Steam titles on the PS4 itself. As you can see in the demo video above, he manages to get the action-RPG title Bastion to run on the console.
Now before you get too excited, this is hardly an ideal setup, and it is hardly an ideal process. For starters it seems that most titles will need to run between low to medium graphics settings in order for it to run smoothly. We’re guessing this has less to do with the PS4’s capabilities but rather how it the game was never optimized for the PS4 in the first place, and neither was the PS4 designed to run Steam.
Also the way to go about getting your PS4 to run Steam would involve reverting to a really, really old version of the firmware, jailbreaking it, and installing Linux, which for most of us will probably be too much work for it to be worth it. However you can enjoy the fruits of OsirisX’s labor by checking out the demo above.