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God of War Collection, PS3 BC, and the future of up-ports
As you may know, Sony CE announced today something that had been speculated for awhile: an up-port (semi-remake? HD remix?) of both God of War games to the PS3, complete with 720p rendering, some gameplay tweaks, and trophy support, scheduled for a holiday release and a pretty decent $40US price tag.
What this signals for Sony's strategy with relation to PS2-era games is what really interests me here, and I can't imagine I'm alone. Is this the real driving force behind SCE's abandonment of PS2 compatibility? One data point does not a pattern make, but there is also Katamari Damacy Tribute to consider, another PS2 classic to be bundled with its sequel into a next-gen semi-remake.
While this may not be a substitute for BC, it's an interesting alternative strategy that seems to be developing, and could be seen as a novel evolution of the Nintendo-pioneered, straight porting of classics that Sony has tested the waters with for a number of PSX games. Do you think this practice of semi-remaking will catch on?
And now I hope we can avoid devolving this into a simple list thread, but just to get it out of the way... Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Ok.