Sony Planning More PS2 Upgrades?

Sony Planning More PS2 Upgrades?

PlayStation 2 title God of War and God of War II were released on a single Blu-ray disc for the PS3 and feature smoother graphics and a faster frame rate. Is Sony planning to do the same for more titles?

One Kotaku reader sends word of a Sony survey he was sent about action game God of War. The survey, however, did contain the above question.

Any of those you would be particularly interested in?


  • I would love to see a remake of the Jak games, still one of the best franchises out in my opinion.


  • Shadow Of The Colossus & Ico, definitely. The rest are a bit meh but those are unique and well worth a port

  • Id love to play Killzone 1 with redone graphics. Much better than Killzone 2 and its macho men crud.

    • I could really dig a boxset when KZ3 is released, with all 3 games. KZ1 is a great game which is underappreciated.

  • If I could get Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 0rigins upgraded, bug-fixed and on a blu-ray, I’d be happy.

  • How about Twisted Metal, Twisted Metal 2: World Tour and Twisted Metal Black? Could be good anticipation for Twisted Metal PS3. Sure most are PS1 games, but they were brilliant.

  • Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Persona 3 & 4. Never had a PS2 and these are the games that make me curse my PS3 for not being backwards compatible.

  • Shadow and Ico, if they could properly remaster the graphics – the GoW Collection is pretty crappy; I’d obviously prefer that they completely redo them but that’s clearly rather counter to what they’re trying to do.

  • Why on earth would you remake Ico or Shadow of the Colossus? That’s like photoshopping a new Mona Lisa.

    I have just started FFXIII and while the graphics and fighting is so fluid and beautiful, the gameplayand characters are horrid. If they could spend the time to make FFVII look and play like this instead of wasting their time on another horribly bland adventure, I would be happy.

    • Well, if they’re talking about more releases like the GoW collection, we’re talking about the same (or very similar) game data running on an upgraded engine. I would class these as ports rather than remakes.

      • New PS3 owners won’t be able to play it though unless they buy a PS2.
        As MGS is one of the more popular series out there, I think it would be a good idea but if there is already a collection for ps2, maybe they’ll hold off until later on.

      • True, but as far as I know, Metal Gear Solid Collection is just a bunch of DVD’s and Cd’s, that’s only released on NTSC format. Whilst I do have a PS3 phat that can play ps2 games, ps3 can only play pal ps2 games. I’d like a single blu ray that has all 3 metal gears in 720p. I like to think there’s a chance.

  • Something I wish was on that list was Kingdom Hearts. This would be the perfect opportunity to bring the Final Mix games in remastered form to all countries (and throw in a remastered RE: Chain of Memories, of course). Besides that, the list is mostly what I want to see, especially Final Fantasy – XII looks HORRIBLE on a HDTV.

  • Fatal Frame. Team Ico stuffs (though not if it means no Last Guardian until 2011). Persona series. Armoured Core series. Kingdom Hearts. R&C (most likely option here).

    It all makes sense. Everyone has been happy to buy the movies they had on beta again on vhs, again on dvd, and now again on bluray. I’m amazed the gaming industry hasn’t followed suit in a greater fashion.

    Also, we’ve been crying out for cross game chat since forever, so I’m not expecting Sony to follow through on any of this any time soon.

  • I’d rather see some original playstation games rehashed aswell like a Spyro and Crash pack along with Jak and Daxter/Ratchet and Clank pack, a Twisted Metal pack now that incognito is gone would be cool aswell. Ico/SotC, MGS, Persona 3, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts would sell aswell.

  • GTA: San Andreas, just so I can play it alongside GTA IV and see just how good it was.

    Also, Psychonauts. I know it’s not on the list nor an exclusive, but any excuse to give Tim Schafer my money in exchange for a game is a good excuse.

  • SOTC and Ico. I would be laying down cash for them on the very day they came out – if they did a good job with the HD and didn’t completely screw us over on price. And added trophies.

  • Final Fantasy 7, 8 & 9 collection. Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 & 3 collection (with Solid1 being the already remastered Twin Snakes version). Silent Hill 1, 2, 3 & 4 collection (hey we ARE talking BD capacity). And Shadow & Ico collection of course – which is already official as far as I remember.

  • Sony never published GTA though did it? Releasing it as a PS3 game would have to be done by Rockstar.

    But Vice City & San Andreas with improved graphics etc… would be VERY welcomed by me. Although I would prefer it on the Xbox – it might be a first for me to buy a multi-platform game on the PS3.

    Then again, Sony could just offer backwards compatibility with their newer models.

  • Probably not the same thing as these “HD Upgrades” like the GOW collection, but I’d pay good money for a full scale remake of the original Killzone built on the KZ 2/3 engine.

  • Silent Hill (1 & 2) for sure! Metal Gear we don’t need as they’ve already upgraded that for the GameCube. Shadow of Colossus and ICO would be nice.

    Yep. Okami would be great to see! It’s a pitty Clover Studios shut down, would be nice to see an updated version.

  • Instead of porting over PS2 games to PS3 why wont they just give us back PS2 backward compatibility. Then we can play all the PS2 games we wants without having to rebuy them just to play on PS3.

  • Ah, they wouldn’t do it, but it’d be awesome to see the older PSX Final Fantasy series done with better graphics and full voice acting. Maybe another dungeon and if some miracle occurs, not make the main character sound like a lady boy.

    I doubt they’d even release the bluray upped version of FF VII – IX, since they’re on the PS store already (though run pretty weakly).

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