While many have been hoping for PS2 backward compatibility in the newer PS3 models, Sony have taken the liberty to create PS2 collections instead. The Sly Cooper Collection was just announced at E3 as a collection of all 3 major Sly Cooper games with 3D integration and more. Because of the positive reception from consumers, Sony is looking to broaden the selection in the near future.
During IGN’s interview with Shuhei Yoshida, a president at SCE, Shuhei showed a strong interest in creating more PS2 HD collections in the future. When asked about Sony’s success with collections, Shuhei replied:
“There were a lot of positive reactions from consumers in doing that, and now we get a lot of suggestions for types of packs they’d like to see…”
He then added:
“So we are looking to continue to do these HD conversions”
The God of War Collection was a huge success both critically and in terms of sales. While it’d be nice for Sony to incorporate backward-compatibility with every PS3 console, the PS2 HD Collections are a welcomed alternative. The mixture of improved visuals, trophies and in Sly Cooper’s case, 3D and Move support, the upgrades are significant and worthy of a fresh purchase.
What PS2 collections would you like to see from Sony? Post your answer in the comments below.