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Sony Reveals PS2 Titles Coming To PS4

by Matt Miller on Dec 04, 2015 at 12:02 PM

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Sony has detailed plans to bring a number of PlayStation 2 games forward onto the PS4, allowing players to purchase these older games digitally on the PlayStation Store. This follows a report yesterday that the move would be coming, when a Dark Cloud reveal was posted briefly and then pulled down. While the line-up is set to expand over time, the initial launch includes eight games, all priced between $9.99 and $14.99.

The full line-up includes:

  • 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

The eight games will all include PS4 trophy support, and all have been up-rendered to 1080p. These PS2 titles also support most PS4 functionality, including Share Play, Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Activity Feeds, and second screen support for manuals on Vita or on the PlayStation App. 

While they won’t be immediately available, players can also expect to see PaRappa the Rapper 2, Arc the Lad, and The King of Fighters 2000 make their way to the PS4 in the coming months. 

[Source: PSBlog]


Our Take
It’s great to see some old classics make their way onto a new system; I have fond memories of almost all the eight games in the launch line-up. Nonetheless, I question Sony’s choice of timing on revealing this initiative; most PS4 players are currently deep in brand new titles like Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3. Here’s hoping some gamers can carve out time to go back to these older, but still great, games. I think many will also raise their eyebrows at the prices of these games; even with up-rendered visuals, those are significant prices for some pretty old games, many of which can be obtained through other methods at a much lower cost.