Asking Publishers About Other PS2-To-Blu-ray Releases

Asking Publishers About Other PS2-To-Blu-ray Releases

We touched on this in a dreamy way yesterday, but today, let’s look at it a little more seriously: Now that God Of War 1 & 2 are being re-released on Blu-Ray, can we expect other series to follow suit?

After all, there are plenty of popular PS2 games/series that—provided they were upgraded visually and included a few bonus features—people would be willing to spend money on. And not all those games/series are published by Sony. So we asked around, to see if the God of War announcement had lit a fire under any other publishers.

“We are constantly exploring unique ways to expose players to some of our legacy titles such as Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill” a Konami representative told us. “Re-releasing games on Blu-ray presents an exciting opportunity for a publisher, however we have no announcements at this time”.

“I don’t want anyone reading this the wrong way (as I’m not saying anything like this could happen) but I’m seeing some interested for DMC to get this treatment” said Capcom’s Christian Svensson, posting on the company’s Unity forums. “Are there other titles you’d like see go this way? I’m looking for some temperature readings”.

“We’re always looking at new ways of getting content on PS3” Sony’s Patrick Seybold told us, “but as of now, [God of War]is the only one planned.”

Square Enix, sadly, refused to offer comment.

So, as you can see, no outright confirmation that similar projects are in the pipeline elsewhere (or indeed at Sony for other series), but definitely some encouraging words. You can bet somebody, somewhere is looking at the God of War collection and imagining something similar for Silent Hill, or Metal Gear Solid, or even Onimusha.

Movie fans love the Criterion Collection because it takes old movies and breathes new life into them; it’s about time video game fans were given something similar.


  • I want to see a compilation of MGS1,2&3 in this vein (maybe have Twin Snakes instead of MGS1 or even just have both), with not only the 720p/60fps/trophies upgrades of the GOW Collection, but new 16:9 modes and full-screen versions of the already-widescreen cutscenes.

  • A Jak and Daxter compilation would make sense – would be popular as well.

    But the real blockbuster would probably be a compilation of GTA Vice City and San Andreas.

  • “We are constantly exploring unique ways to expose players to some of our legacy titles such as Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill”

    So why PS1 Silent Hill was yanked from the US store – never to be seen again?

  • Maybe everyone who owns a PS2, or a PS3, and every developer for either platform, should pressure Sony to pull its finger out and do what it should have done already – bring back to the PS3 backwards compatability for the PS2!!!

    We are all fawning (myself included) over the fanatasy of PS2 titles being re-released on Blu-ray, when surely the fundamental problem is that we can’t play PS2 titles on the PS3.

    While the loss of PS2 compatability may not have been a deal breaker for anyone who bought a PS3, surely this must be a feature that the majority want.

    I still play PS2 games; there is a huge library of quality tiltes, and I’m in the process of playing some of these for the first time. I have more games on the PS2 that I want to play then on my PS3.

    Stuff the Blu-ray re-releases – give me PS3/PS2 backwards compatability!!!

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