Sony has begun their releases of PS2 games on the PS4 with eight titles: Dark Cloud, Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, San Andreas, Mark of Kri, Rogue Galaxy, Twisted Metal: Black and War of the Monsters. Titles currently range from $9.99 to $14.99 which may seem high to some people. However there are some additional features added to these games which will make it worthwhile for some players. First have a look at one of four gameplay videos from the PS2 title Dark Cloud, released on the official Playstation Youtube Channel.
“Experience Dark Cloud™ with 1080p up-rendering and Trophies. Additional enhanced features include Shareplay (Active PS Plus membership may be required), Remote Play, Activity Feeds and Second Screen support for game manuals through the PS Vita system or PlayStation App.”
It will probably vary from game to game how well the upscaling, which they are calling “up-rendering”, will work. This looks like a good quality mid-to-high range example of what is similarly achievable in emulation. Adding in trophies and sharing makes this a more interesting proposition, and of course this is a great chance for younger gamers, or those that missed some of these older games when they first came out, to experience these games with their newer hardware.
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