PS3 Plans For Backwards Compatibility - Revealed

Since the launch of the Playstation 3 Sony has always said they were committed to their Playstation fans, and wanted to make the PS2 to Playstation 3 transition as easy as possible. In the early days backwards compatibility was a part of the plan.

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LordMarius2814d ago

"When fans see what Konami’s doing to the Metal Gear series, and what Square’s doing with Final Fantasy, they’re going to be very happy."

Bloody Hell, can it be

Genecalypse2814d ago ShowReplies(26)
-GoldenTimeLover-2814d ago

I hope they're also working on KH HD Collection and make use of the Final Mix versions.

fuzion17c2814d ago

Along with a MGS HD Collection!

Kanadajin2814d ago

If they are, the world could end the week after it comes out and I'll die a happy man.

SixTwoTwo2814d ago

"Activision, EA , UbiSoft, Konami, and SquareEnix were all on board to issue ReMastered Edition of their best Playstation 2 Games"


RBdrift2814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

I'm praying Zipper is reading these comments and makes a HD version of SOCOM 2.
All I want is Fish Hook,Fox Hunt,and The Ruins.

ReservoirDog3162814d ago

Yes! KH FM 1&2! And FF 1-12!

RedDead2814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

I know i'm a MAJOR minority on this site, but I hate KH. There's only so much cheesiness I can take.

Little Mermaid ... http://btx3.files.wordpress...

I love the gameplay though, Versus 13 FTW

StanRaimondi2814d ago

Come on capcom give me a few devil may cry in hd even if its just the first one.

Capt-FuzzyPants2814d ago

I'll admit the game can get pretty cheesy, but the story and concept is just so good its hard to stop playing it. And in my opinion the game play is perfect with the exception of the camera.

I would die a happy man when KH 3 comes out. Please no more handhald games. AI am also very very excited if there actually is a FF remake coming.

gaffyh2814d ago

OMG, I'm more excited for the fact that they just said that Squeenix is working on HD remastered titles. Though I think only FFX on PS2 was actually good.

NickIni2814d ago

Indeed this does sound awesome :)

Maybe what they could do is implement the download at 9.99 or whatever like they said, but if the customer could prove they owned an original PS2 copy they got a free/cheaper download? Would keep a lot of people happy, me included.

vickers5002814d ago

Please Square Enix, include Dragon Quest 8 on one of those remastered collections you are doing. Dragon Quest 8 is the only jrpg besides the pokemon games that I like.

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Xandet2814d ago

I couldn't help but have a big fat grin on my face after reading that myself.. please, let it happen.

wicko2814d ago

I got something big and fat too but it wasn't a grin

Ravage272814d ago

'...When fans see what Konami’s doing to the Metal Gear series, and what Square’s doing with Final Fantasy, they’re going to be very happy.'


What many people don't realise is the potential of western gamers finally getting their hands on FF12 International Zodiac - the immensely improved version that was never localized!

I love the art style used in FF12 and i'll pay obscene money to play it in HD with the new Zodiac license boards.

Swiftfox2814d ago

I'm afraid we will have to be more realistic. It is SquareEnix being talked about. I wouldn't be to far out of line to expect to see a simple HD bundle of Final Fantasy X and X-2 and that's it. I believe Final Fantasy X had an international version as well with more conent which we probably won't be seeing.

I also wouldn't be suprised if they sold each of the Final Fantasy X games HD at $40 per rather than bundled at $40.

I would also love to see Kingdom Hearts bundle that includes the Final Mix versions of both 1 and 2, but again this is SquareEnix we are talking about.

Megaton2814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

That's actually a huge bomb they dropped, and it wasn't even touched on in the title or anything.

I guess it'll be the next 5 dupes of this interview to focus on that.

-GoldenTimeLover-2814d ago

Your username says it all. A little. :)

Sigh2814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

when I read that quote LordMarius, I jizzed in joy. lol jk.

But seriously, looks like Square Enix is going to need HD classics to profit from their financial losses. Smart idea in a long while, lol.

tinybigman2814d ago

bring on the collections baby

EVILDEAD3602814d ago

Shadow of the Collosus alone made me believe that I will die very happy...but Metal Gear and a HD remake of Final Fantasy 7..

Tears of joy will fall from face


Makidian2814d ago

There is no guarantee that they will ever remake PSOne games in this manner because they would take more work. Any PS2 game that spans multiple titles is fair game though, so if SE is doing Final Fantasy it will be FFX/X-2/XII. If they are doing Final Fantasy then it's logical to assume they will do Kingdom Hearts as well and hopefully it will be the Final Mix versions.

Coffin872814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

I currelty play FFVII Ultima Edition on my EEE Netbook, so amazing. To see all that amazingly adorably awesome pre-rendered backgrounds in FULL FREAKING 1080p HD ... wow!!!
But I think is would be too good to be true, they would have to re-render all that stuff. Furthermore, it's a PS1 game .. they were talking about PS2 games.
My guess would be FFX+FFXII.

On a side note, they are SO MANY forgotten gems ... hundreds and hundreds of hours of amazing gameplay experiences from the past. It's a shame that so many are forgotten .. old "low budged" movies are being re-shown on crappy TV stations over and over, but old games.. so hard to get your hands on some of them.

J_Cob2814d ago

Seriously. I've never played any Final Fantasy but keep hearing that FF7 is the best. I tried to play it but it was too damn ugly on an HDtv. If it comes out I'm buying it for sure.

Dnied2814d ago

J-COB you should pick up a PSP and play it on that..

makes all my ps1 games enjoyable again cuz I hate playing them on my HD as well lol

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dredgewalker2814d ago

I'm praying that this would really happen. I want a Snake Eater hd-remake so bad.

dredgewalker2814d ago

I imagine if it did happen then it's also gonna be with MGS2 on a single disc.

vickers5002814d ago


(I know snake eater was the original name but subsistence is the better version)

himdeel2814d ago

...I'd buy it disc or download :)

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VenomProject2814d ago

I literally peed myself a little after reading the article.

fishd2814d ago

Omg omg ff and mgs hd remake?holy cow!

And gow collecction sold almost 2 mil copies :o

Odin7772814d ago

If SE remasters FFX and FFXII I will jizz in my pants...literally.

egidem2814d ago

I just did! This is fucking huge news!!!

LiquifiedArt2814d ago

I'd rather have Backwards Compatibility AND remastered titles.

duplissi2814d ago

^ lol I DO!

hehe... guess that 600bucks was worth something eh?


''The industry’s best developers are ReMastering their best games. Prince of Persia, Shadow of Colossus, and ICO are just the beginning. When fans see what Konami’s doing to the Metal Gear series, and what Square’s doing with Final Fantasy, they’re going to be very happy.”

Sony just hinted an HD Version of FF and MGS Collection?

iamtehpwn2814d ago

Final Fantasy X HD confirmed!?

Ilikegames762814d ago

a Monster Hunter game with Move support.

DigitalAnalog2814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

"The industry’s best developers are ReMastering their best games. Prince of Persia, Shadow of Colossus, and ICO are just the beginning. When fans see what Konami’s doing to the Metal Gear series, and what Square’s doing with Final Fantasy, they’re going to be very happy.”

***spazzes out..intensely........ then wakes up in confusion..

But wait? How are they going to "re-master" the original MGS? Isn't that PS1 game? OR ARE THEY GOING TO USE THE MGS2 ENGINE... (not talking about the Gamecube version)


-End statement

EeJLP-2814d ago

I don't know how the concept of remastering a PS1 title loses so many people. Is it that difficult to understand? You up the resolution, textures, framerate, etc... just like they do with the PS2 games.

Do people really think it's impossible to remaster a PS1 game or something? Just look at Bionic Commando: Rearmed. Compared it to the NES version and there's your answer.

J_Cob2814d ago

It reminds me of MGS and Bleem for the Dreamcast. I think that's how it would look.

Silver_Faux2814d ago

not sure if theyd remaster mgs1 as it was already remastered for gamecube and xbox

jjank112814d ago

@J_Cob...........Oh man, BLEEM.....that was awesome stuff!! Dreamcast was a gamers paradise, too bad they had bad timing. I still fire that system up from time to time!!

duplissi2814d ago

bionic commando is not a remaster... but a remake.

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Denethor_II2814d ago

I just read that sentence and came to paste it, with astonishment still slapped across my face ,when the first comment I read, has already done it, touché.

visualb2814d ago

MGS and FF remakes! WOW!

however, I WILL be the devils advocate for just a moment (spare me) to say:

this is quite the cash in =| not horrible, if anything I'm excited about remakes - more value, good way of getting better experience, more services, etc.

but consider this: when they cancelled the B/C, you can see clearly it wasn't JUST because it cost too much, but because they realized they could make money off its absence.

not that its a bad thing mind you, its just the fact =)

still, great news!

BillOreilly2814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

well the remastered games are GREAT but a hundred dollar(guess) add on box that plays ps2 games (like the one they patented or whatever) is a fu**** rip off. I can get a ps2 to do the same thing for 20 bucks. Unless it upscales no buy. Just another way to sell a smaller ps2 that hooks up to your ps3.
It wont be done with firmware but with hardware$$$$$$

jack_burt0n2814d ago

they removed backwards compatibility before they did the god of war collection.

and whose idea was the god of war collection!? it was ours when they posted what the fans wanted as a gift from sony gow remastered was the no1 request.

and still then they did not realise it was going to sell 2.5 million copies lol

vhero2814d ago

You are missing the fact that you clearly hate PS3. I mean what is there to lose from HD graphics, trophy support and extra features. All for the same price as the ps2 games go for second hand nowadays anyways.
More excited about FF than anything probably gonna put FFX and FFX-2 on 1 Blu-Ray that's my guess the FFX collection.

Megulito2814d ago

i still like bc tho and enjoy my 400gb with full bc and im in the middle of zoe2 but hd remastering ff7 n mgs collection ftw

Jamegohanssj52814d ago

Vice City next year please?


DufferO82814d ago

those sly bastards i only just got rid of a couple of ps2 games

Ravage272814d ago

almost 2 million copies of GOW Collection sold and it was all coded in a few weeks.

Sony has a huge treasure trove of PS2 classics waiting to be remastered and this has every reason to be HUGE if they play their cards right.

solar2814d ago

still have a functional launch 60GB. i got me BC :)

blind-reaper2814d ago

@SiteNblog Defender
If you have so many PS2 games buy yourself a PS2 you can find at a good price right now... I would do it.

BkaY2813d ago

too many happy ppl..... love you all (no gay way)..

its really good to see positive and joyful comments ....



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Newtype2814d ago

Whoa....Square? To remaster???? Final Fantasy 10!!!! WOWOWOW.

-GoldenTimeLover-2814d ago

Yeah, I'm betting on FFX, FFX-2 and FFXII remastered.

rob60212814d ago

I have a feeling they won't do a packaged deal on those 3, but I hope they do..

StanRaimondi2814d ago

Dude i will gladly buy all three of them day one if they do.

Makidian2814d ago

@rob If SE didn't package the three of them together it would buck the trend and defeat the purpose of the remaster so they will most definitely do it as the sales would be insane for those three games packaged together. Those three games alone could end up the highest selling of any remaster's that get released.

blasian2814d ago

Very nice! Time for another season of blitzball

vhero2814d ago

Ah blitzball in HD would rock I loved that mini game my fave after Triple Triad.