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Submitted by RuleNumber6 11d ago | news

Interest in PS3 remasters 'bodes well' for PlayStation 4, says Sony

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House talked about upcoming remasters possibly finding new consumers that they missed when they originally launched on PS3. (Andrew House, PS4, Sony Computer Entertainment)

XiNarutoUzumaki  +   11d ago
Yes it does! Those who missed the games will gladly buy the remaster on PS4. The Last of Us is a god send for the PS4 new adopters.

The only ones who disagree with this move are those selfish gamers who can't grasp the fact that others have the right to enjoy a game they played already. To me, this is okay.

If Sony want's to Remaster the best games of the 2013 lineup, then I welcome that. And, Uncharted collection before U4 comes would be great as well. However, I don't want them to take this too far. Not all the PS3 games should be remastered; only the best ones who came recently.
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   11d ago
Agreed Naruto and also helps new player enjoy last gen's gems of title since only 50% didn't buy a PS3 last time.
tbone567  +   11d ago
Why are you talking to yourself. Anyways. Clear sign Sony is decreasing AAA game development. Sony needs to support their hardware better. Vita is dead and is now an accessory according to Sony.
cleft5  +   11d ago
I know some people have a problem with remakes, but they can stop the next-gen remakes right after they give me the Mass Effect next-gen remake with all the dlc and games included.
FamilyGuy  +   11d ago
God of War 3 might be in the cards
choujij  +   11d ago
@tbone567 "Why are you talking to yourself."

I understand they both have Naruto names, but how do you know he is talking to himself? Are you a third personality? :P

OT: Business wise, this makes a lot of sense. Especially because those who switched from 360, will now be able to play them. Plus those coming from PS3 that also didn't play them, will have the opportunity to do so. And of course, there will be those that want to play some titles again in their remastered state.

The only drawback really is if it comes at a cost to new games.
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MegaRay  +   11d ago
I disagree, anyone who can afford a PS4 should be able to afford a PS3. PS3' s library is far superior than PS4/360/1 combined IMO
uth11  +   11d ago
where would I put it? My entertainment center and wall outlets are full as it is. No free HDMI ports on my TV, etc.

It's not practical for everybody
HugoDrax  +   11d ago
@uth11
where would I put it? My entertainment center and wall outlets are full as it is. No free HDMI ports on my TV, etc."

Inside the HDMI IN port of your Xbox One. That is if you decide to own or own an Xbox One already.

@MegaRay

I agree! PS3 has a massive library, but I don't like how sluggish the console feels overall. Thus why I just rent my games on PSNOW Beta on my PS4. I just rented Catherine and Metal Gear Solid IV a few hours ago. I know a lot of people are discouraged by the PSNOW pricing model, but I feel it suits my needs.
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theshredded  +   11d ago
Buying them will be a waste when the best titles will eventually be ported and bundled in collections
starchild  +   11d ago
I still have my backwards compatible 80GB PS3 to play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on. But I still like to play better looking/better performing versions of great games like The Last of Us on my PS4.
truefan1  +   11d ago
People are going to hate me even more for saying this but I accept that. This is now clue #3 that Sony is not going to be releasing new AAA titles like they have in the past when they were more financially stable. The signs have been there from the beginning.

Clue #1-Sony puts large emphasis on indies at E3 2013 to cover for an otherwise lackluster lineup of games

Clue #2-Yoshida says to expect less AAA games for ps4 and vita. He was specifically responding to a question about a lack of fall games for ps4.

Clue #3-Andre House says "There's an opportunity with some of the remastering or re-imagining from PS3 franchises that will potentially find an audience that hasn't played them in the previous generation because they skipped that generation." Wants to be like Disney, except the difference is Disney goes many many many years before releasing their old classics, like VHS to Blu-Ray type distance.

PS I really wish they would stop acting like no one bought a ps3. Also I have zero issue with remasters of games that either skipped a generation or are 10 years old.
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SCW1982  +   11d ago
When Sony puts out exclusives like they did on PS3 PS2 and PS1 than you will look really stupid for this comment. Love how you defend a company that's track record with abandoning there consumers and consoles has been consistent for two generations. Come to the light truefan and you will be embraced.
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   11d ago
Please Die!

Edit: Damn Sorry. This was for True_Fan
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ziggurcat  +   11d ago
@truefan:

"Clue #2-Yoshida says to expect less AAA games for ps4 and vita. He was specifically responding to a question about a lack of fall games for ps4."

he was talking about the industry as a whole, not specifically about playstation. this has been pointed out countless times already.

"Also I have zero issue with remasters of games that either skipped a generation or are 10 years old."

of course you wouldn't...

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"PS I really wish they would stop acting like no one bought a ps3."

Considering that (at least last time I read) 50% of PS4 owners were previous X360 owners, it stands to reason that they likely didn't own a PS3 or play TLOU. And I think what people really wish would stop is you trying to convince people that you own a PS3 or planning on getting a PS4.
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uth11  +   11d ago
That 50% figure is actually the number of PS4 owners who didn't own a PS3. It includes XB360 & Wii owners, as well as people who owned no last gen console.
extermin8or  +   11d ago
These games dont require that many rescources to be rereleased. As such it probably actually means they'll release more. Id they see that they can rerelease games in the following generation and make more money of there investments... so if atm 3/10 exclusives make enough money to finance the rest and have some profit left however if those other 7 can be rereleased at little extra cost and then genwrate more money they will make more games knowing that even ones that break even or make a loss initially might when remastered thabks to word of mouth make money next gen earky in the cycle when other games are still far from release.
DirtyPimp  +   11d ago
"The Best value collection of games in History, only the Orange box is close. All that content for only $60 bucks is a steal. Halo 3 was the most competitive game I ever played, I really hope the ranking system is the same, so i can pick up where I left off. I never got to level 50 because I played with family too much, but they are older now so we should be good. 12:00 am I'm in line unless they offer a preload and digital content deal." #2.7
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HYPOCRITE
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Omran  +   11d ago
Really true_fan stop with the bullshit, you are
the most ignorance fan boy in this site .

go and play with your xbox one there are
more AAA titles or you feel insecure :)
DevilishSix  +   11d ago
Fewer people bought a PS3 because they had to buy 3 or 4 360's because of it's crappy hardware, for millions of gamers that left less money to explore other platforms. That's not Sony's fault that's MS fault.
bigbic  +   11d ago
If Sony was worried about their Game sector finances they wouldn't have made a console that wipes the floor with the competition hardware wise, that was more pricey than the competitions. Sony execs always talk about AAA and their importance. You take things they say and twist them to suite your own troll needs.
patrik23  +   11d ago
to truefan

DRIVECLUB
LITTLE BIG PLANET 3
BLOODBORNE
THE ORDER: 1886
UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END
GRAN TURISMO 7
sonic989  +   11d ago
honestly for me I CANT WAIT FOR LBP3 !!! and RIME !!! also ratchet and hopefully more on the way .
comebackkid9891  +   11d ago
Acquire square and remaster DQVIII.
3xkrazy  +   11d ago
Yea, it looks like we'll have to wait until these idiots get their fill on enjoying games they already played years ago, or can obtain at a cheaper price. Can't wait till next gen starts....oh, wait.
jhpadilla  +   11d ago
I NEED Ni No Kuni and Mass Effect Trilogy with ALL dlc remastered.... at least those two!!
DevilishSix  +   11d ago
I don't get the argument that somehow its bad to remaster games when other media like film and music do it all the time. Right now many movies are being remastered in 4k rez and I don't see any outcry over that practice. It's about time for the whiners to get over themselves about remastered games it's a silly argument.
starchild  +   11d ago
Yeah, it's the same thing. I personally enjoy the odd remaster on console. On PC your games scale with your hardware, but on console we don't have that luxury so it's nice to get upgraded versions of some of your favorite games.
SpinalRemains138  +   11d ago
I've already played those games.

I would personally prefer games I haven't played yet.

To each their own I guess.

Its great for SONY sure, but not for gamers who played all of PS3s awesome games. Those gamers are being neglected in favor of money and those who never invested in ps3.

How about some love for us who have played them and want new games? Heaven forbid.
starchild  +   11d ago
Actually it makes them money that can help fund the bigger projects with new IPs or expensive sequels in established franchises.

We're getting plenty of new games, both multiplatform and exclusive, so there is no reason for concern there. Remasters are actually good for the industry.
SpinalRemains138  +   11d ago
Considering that I'm a customer and not "the industry", no it doesn't help me.

It helps no one who has played these games. Its very close to being a cash grab. Its a double dip, and no matter how you spin it, it is devoting man hours and salaries to remakes and NOT new games.

The more money they make, the more resources they drain from new games because they're so much cheaper to "make".
BattleAxe  +   11d ago
It's beginning to look like PS3.5

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