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Rumor: Sony Rep Reveals PS3 Backwards Compatibility Plans

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204w ago - Today TheGameHeadz.com (linked above) reports that a Rep revealed Sony's PS3 backwards compatibility plans to them at a recent press event.

While they didn't reveal their informant's name, a few months ago a patent for an adapter to make PS3 backwards compatible was uncovered.

To quote: "It was clear from our conversation that Sony likes the idea of backwards compatibility, but hadn't come to a conclusion until recently, on how to incorporate it.

The decision Sony finally came to is the one already in play, HD remastering.

"Remastering didn't come up until about two years ago. For a developer, remastering in HD took a moderate amount of time and effort to achieve, and with the right title it could be very successful. Once we noticed the benefits of HD remastering, the decision was made to use God of War 1 & 2 as the test for the market, and they delivered.

The God of War Collection had reached almost a million copies sold just after the holiday. Shortly aftter that Activision, EA, UbiSoft, Konami, and SquareEnix were all on board to issue ReMastered Edition of their best Playstation 2 Games."

He went on to say doing backwards compatibility through HD remastering is best for gamers, developers, and the PlayStation 3.

Gamers get to enjoy their favorite games in HD, with trophy support, remastered games fall under the licensing for the PlayStation 3 and are considered a PS3 title, and developers can reap a return on games they develop years ago.

Be prepared to play your favorite PlayStation 2 classics in Stereoscopic 3D, HD, and in digital 7.1 surround sound."

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clouduzz's Avatar
#18 - clouduzz - 204w ago
With The space of bluray I hope they do take a cue from sly cooper and do like three games per disc, then it'll definitely be worth the money. I could care less about Trophys but HD classic = win in my book

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#17 - Itsmattylol - 204w ago
Will be an easy job for SE..

A fair few of their PS2 games were done in 1280 x 720 but were compressed to smaller resolutions (There are some pics of FF12 running at 720p & apart from the gui the graphics look good)

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#16 - Godot - 204w ago
I only need MGS 2 and 3 in HD

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#15 - hacked2123 - 204w ago
I own FFX and FFX2, is it legal for me to download the international edition? If I can't do that, then can I modify my FFX bin/cue to have the international options? If not I can only import it, or wait for re-mastered edition?

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#14 - squarepusher2 - 204w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Rain View Post
Final Fantasy X remastered

If they don't throw in the Japanese audiotrack this time, I think I'm gonna cry.

Otherwise, Final Fantasy X International undubbed on HD Loader PS2 FTW. Playing through Final Fantasy X with the English dub is like listening to nails on a chalkboard.

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