Remasters, folks. If the new generation of gaming consoles has demonstrated one thing, it’s that the big console manufacturers dig releasing remasters of recent games.
Look at Sony, for example, though Microsoft is doing this as well. Sony released a remastered version of The Last of Us on the PlayStation 4 roughly a year after the title released on the PlayStation 3. They did that because they saw they were attracting a ton of Xbox 360 owners over to the PlayStation camp without a history of playing PlayStation games.
That reasoning, then, extends to the bulk of Sony’s PlayStaiton 3 lineup. Sony’s Jim Ross spoke with PlayStation Germany about the plan to do even more remasters.
“We know that there are lots of PS4 owners that have either never played games before or used to have an Xbox or a Nintendo who have never had the chance to play something like the Uncharted trilogy…
…But it has to be a great game if we’re going to go to the trouble of remastering. I can’t talk specifically, but I think that it’s very likely that there’ll be more.”
So, that’s nothing 100 percent concrete, but Sony’s definitely interested in doing more Remasters.
Why not, right? The company clearly stands to make a lot of money by up-rezing games that aren’t even five years old yet for users who never had chance to play them. Unlike the Microsoft and the Xbox One, Sony currently has no plans to offer backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 4. These remasters are the only way to play PS3 games without owning a PS3, short of subscribing to PlayStation Now.
What do you think? Are you ready for more remasters?