Eight PS2 games just got dropped onto PS4
The Playstation 2 is now fifteen years old, and now Sony is bringing a few games from that platform over the Playstation 4. PlayStation 4 owners are now able to purchase, download and play PS2 games including Grand Theft Auto III, Twisted Metal: Black and Rogue Galaxy via the PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe.
More titles such as PaRappa the Rapper 2 and The King of Fighters 2000, are expected as part of the announcement. Other titles that thit the store this week include Dark Cloud, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Mark of Kri and War of the Monsters. Prices range from $9.99 to $14.99.
These games are in up-rendered 1080p resolution and players will get an enhanced experience with PS4 features such as Live Broadcast, Share Play, Remote Play, Activity Feeds and Second Screen support for game manuals with the PlayStation VIta or PlayStation App. Trophies have also been added. Sony stated, “Each title’s Trophy set has been carefully developed in conjunction with feedback from the original creators to be sure that they capture the spirit and feeling of each game.”
With sales of over 150 million, the PlayStation 2 is the best-selling video game console in history. The console included support for the DVD format for games and movies, a powerful graphics processor, and specialized chips for particle effects and physics. With more than 3,874 game titles released since launch, the PlayStation 2 remained popular well after the introduction of PlayStation 3. It wasn’t until 2013 that Sony discontinued production of the Playstation 2, after almost 13 years.