Eight Fan-Favorite PS2 Games Will Launch on PS4 Today

Kicking off the annual PlayStation Experience event early, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Studios Shuhei Yoshida has made a big...
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    Kicking off the annual PlayStation Experience event early, and in celebration of PlayStation’s 20th anniversary, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Studios Shuhei Yoshida has made a big announcement for PlayStation owners. The backward compatibility feature is something that was just brought to the Xbox One last month, but there had not been any indication that this feature would be coming to the PlayStation 4 as well. That is, up until Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas stealthily made an appearance on the PlayStation Store just a few days ago on PlayStation 3, sparking rumors that backward compatibility might make its way to PS4 also.

    Yoshida has now confirmed these rumors as truth by posting on the PlayStation Blog just last night. In his post he says that eight fan-favorite PlayStation 2 games will be made available for purchase on the PS4 Store today, and that all of them have been up-rendered to suit today’s gaming standards with 1080p quality. Furthermore, all of the games will now have trophies that were created in tandem with each game’s individual developer(s) to bring forth trophies that stay true to the game’s core visions and concept. Also, all of the games can now utilize essential features of the PS4 such as Remote Play, Live Broadcast, and Share Play to name a few.

    Unfortunately though, the eight games coming to the PS4 that are listed below cannot be played off of their original discs, or be transferred over digitally. The PS4 versions can only be purchased digitally from the PlayStation Store on a PS4 console in the Americas and Europe, which basically makes any PS2 copies of these games obsolete when it comes to playing them in your current gen console. In conclusion, these will not be the first and last games getting the backward compatibility feature from PS2, as Yoshida has said they will be bringing more and more PS2 classics to PS4 on a regular basis.
    • Dark Cloud — $14.99
    • Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
    • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
    • Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
    • The Mark of Kri — $14.99
    • Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
    • War of the Monsters — $9.99
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  1. Sosuke Aizen
    *Hehe Looks like its back to Vice City after that $15 price tag x3
  2. sanitybox
    Sony still doesn't get it, xbox has it free, Sony still charging more money. This is what you people wanted, ps4 owners aren't too happy about what they spent their money on.

    Meanwhile Xbox gets rocket league, a roster of PS3 exclusives, and remasters. Sony has these forgotten titles that died because they took too long to deliver. I cried waiting for the last guardian, it never came and I gave up.
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  3. rghZane
    Dark Cloud, gawd damn I loved that game! Along with Kingdom Hearts! I do agree with others though, it is quite pricey.
  4. Kabal
    Ok I'm sorry but really 14.99 I had all the grand theft auto games on my ps2 I wish I could transfer it over God Damn it Sony but these game should be around 4.99 to 6.99 not 15 dollars for each one that a little ridiculous.
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  5. Mater MFC
    Think it's silly they make people buy the games even if they own them already. Glad my digital purchases transferred on my xbox one and my discs allow me the right to download the digital Xbox one backwards compatibility version of the games.

    Glad to see Sony doing this for their fans though.
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  6. CallummL
    Can't find any of the GTA's I guess they're being added later?
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    2. CallummL
      I had a look on the store through chrome and they're there but can't seem to find them on my console store.
    3. Froudey
      jump on the PSN store via PC and search grand theft auto full name not "GTA" and you'll find them
    4. CallummL
      Got 'em now bro :tongue:
  7. Froudey
    People need to stop saying they are emulations, they are PSN games. So far X Box is winning the "backwards compatible race"
  8. Crippler_
    Would much rather go out and get a real PS2 disc and pop it in my PS4. They just want to make sure they get their cut of the money.
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  9. NZXT
    I would've gone out and bought a ps4 if either NFS underground made it. Vice city is pretty sweet though.
  10. 3xTiNcT
    Nice, San Andreas would be nice to play again.