For those of you who haven’t heard, Sony has been quietly working on bringing PS2 emulation to the PS4. It won’t work as nicely as the backwards compatibility support that recently made 104 Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One, and it’s also not going to be free.
Now, these aren’t simple ports, but they also wouldn’t qualify as remasters. Each title has been upscaled to a more appealing 1080p resolution, so that’s a definite plus. They’ll also support live broadcasting, remote play, and trophies that were “carefully developed in conjunction with feedback from the original creators to be sure that they capture the spirit and feeling of each game.”
The first batch of games arrives tomorrow. Here’s what it will look like:
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
Boy are they expensive. It’s tough justifying spending $15 on a game that you could also find resting at the bottom of a bargain bin for roughly the same price as a pack of gum.
Twisted Metal: Black is almost nightmarish to count as a horror game, but we can do better. The PS2 gifted us with some of the greatest horror games of all time, none of which are represented here. Sony must’ve forgotten about us. Let’s remedy that by letting them know which ones we’d most like to see come to the PS4.