Expect more HD remake packs from Sony

Remember back when the PlayStation 3 had full backwards compatibility on all of its SKUs? That was a great time for PS3 owners, wasn’t it? Then the ability was semi-gimped and everyone expected this to be followed by an announcement that PS2 games would be made available for download off the PlayStation Network.

However, as time went on and the announcement never came, it seemed weird that Sony would just shut off a great commodity like that in its consoles. What if the entire decision behind that change was in order to create remastered and HD game packs featuring some of the best titles the PlayStation 2 delivered to gamers and re-selling them to PlayStation 3 owners? We’ve seen it with God of War and now with the upcoming Sly Cooper packs and according to Sony’s President, the company has plans to continue this concept even further.

“Santa Monica Studios had the brilliant idea to upgrade and improve God of War for PS3 with the God of War Collection that we released last year. There were a lot of positive reactions from consumers in doing that, and now we get a lot of suggestions for types of packs they’d like to see.”

With rumors circulating over the last couple of months of a Team ICO collection, it makes you wonder if this was the plan all along. According to Shuhei Yoshida, Sony has plans to look into this matter deeply in order to see what they can provide the consumer along the current path of this generation. That probably means it shouldn’t be long before we do see a Team ICO set and many others.

“We are looking to continue to do these HD conversions,” he said.

Which packs would you be most interested in?

Readers Comments (14)

  1. Team ICO, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear. I will be soooo happy.

  2. Metal Gear Solid
    Ratchet and Clank
    Jak and Daxter
    Team ICO

    And probably many more.

  3. Black, Killzone, and GTA: Vice City would be great in HD!

  4. Fatal Frame 1/2/3
    SOTC + ICO
    MGS Series (OBVIOUS)
    Devil May Cry Series
    Silent Hill PS1+PS2 games

  5. Jax & Daxter, Devil May Cry, and Magic Pengel would own!

  6. jak & daxter
    ratchet & clank
    mgs

  7. besides gow and ico collection(wich i would wish for if they werent already here)
    id like to see a metal gear solid collection with mgs peacewalker, mgs3, 1, and sons of liberty(2) and a loot of making of the game videos included,
    just because its bluray baby

  8. DYNASTY WARRIORSSSS!!!

    Or not. Team Ico is all I ask, since I can’t find Ico at a reasonable price anywhere.

  9. i would like a kingdom hearts collection with kh re chain, kh 2, and kh 1

  10. I’d love to see a Vanillaware Collection (Odin Sphere / GrimGrimoire).

  11. Altered beast and Alex the kidd

  12. Nothing. I’d rather just buy a used PS2 slim, use these games, and not bother with Sony’s money-grubbing people trying to get us to buy the games all over again.

    There are plenty of PS2 slims in the wild. Get that, and get a used PS2 game for that system. I don’t feel like buying these stuff all over again. Tell them to make a firmware with PS2 backwards compatiblilty.

    How about them remove the PS1 backwards compatibility to force people to buy PS1 games on the PSN. Yea. Make us bash these doors down.

  13. Metal Gear Solid (with MGS3:Subsistence)
    Zone of The Enders
    Devil May Cry

  14. WarriorGamer3811 September 13, 2010 @ 17:16

    JAK AND DAXTER are probably my top pick, but MGS would be cool.

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