Posted Fri Dec 4, 2015 at 02:55 PM PST by Brian Hoss
First 8 games launch tomorrow.
Sony's bizarre flirtation with recognizing the legacy of PlayStation consoles and games will take an important turn tomorrow. Sony has announced that "Fan Favorite PS2 Games Launching on PS4 Tomorrow." What this means is that eight PS4 games, including all three major 'Grand Theft Titles' will be sold on PSN as digital titles for the PS4.
These PS2 titles will feature Trophies, an emulation-based up-res to 1080p, and a smattering of other PS4 features. (Share Play, Remote Play, Live Broadcast, etc.)
Here are the first eight of these games (with prices):
Dark Cloud — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
The Mark of Kri — $14.99
Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
War of the Monsters — $9.99
Several more games, including 'The King of Fighters 2000,' 'PaRappa the Rapper 2,' and 'Fantavision' will follow.
Personally, I'm torn on this. It's always great to make good games (or cult classics) available to more people, however, this appears to be a weak effort. Not only are original PS2 game copies being ignored, but the digital PS3 versions, the "PS2 Classics" seem to be left behind. (Much like PS1 Classics.) This is PS2 emulation on the PS4, plus Trophies, and the pricing seems high. It's possible that this initiative will grow or a certain game will really standout, but at the onset, this isn't especially exciting.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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