Don't Expect to See Too Many More PS4 HD Remasters of PS3 Games

"You can't have too many of these things otherwise next-gen just looks like rehashed last-gen and we certainly don't want that," Sony says.

The Last of Us Remastered is already a best-selling game on PSN and at the top of the July NPD top 10 games sales list, but don't expect to see too many more PlayStation 4 HD remasters of PlayStation 3 games.

"You can't have too many of these things otherwise next-gen just looks like rehashed last-gen and we certainly don't want that," PlayStation Europe executive Jim Ryan told CVG in an interview. "I think the balance is just about right but you know, there are other games that could be looked at, but there'll come a point where next gen will have moved on and rehashing old-gen will have passed its sell-by date."

Ryan explained that bringing a game like The Last of US to PS4 made a lot of sense because it earned great reviews and came out near the launch of the PS4. For the people who transitioned to a PS4 from a competing platform last generation, it was also the first opportunity to play it. Ryan said that Sony will look at bringing other PS3 games to PS4 when it "makes sense."

At Gamescom 2014, Sony also announced that it's bringing Journey and The Unfinished Swan to PS4 and that they'll both run at 1080p.

Which PS3 games would you like to see remastered on PS4? Let us know in the comments below.

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Fatalv
Fatalv

Only remakes I would pay for would be Oblivion and KOTOR. Granted KOTOR will likely never be remade let alone on PS4… Possibly Bioshock Infinite if all the DLC was included on disc.

mario_ps3
mario_ps3

And don't expect, US customers, to be buying your bull-crap remastered games at 49.99...

mappyislove
mappyislove

well this is pretty self-explanatory, why would you make a next-gen console just to make remastered games of the current? 

Sohaim
Sohaim

WHAT? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DEMONS SOULS REMASTER NOW! crap, i was really looking forward to a Demons Souls 1080p, better textures AND 60fps, god dammit T-T

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

This contradicts what Sony said previously; however, I would love an Uncharted Remastered Trilogy.  Please and thank you NaughtyDog and Sony.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

Just give me an Uncharted Trilogy remaster and I'll be happy. 

jecomans
jecomans

Whilst the re-releases may be annoying for some, backwards compatibility with the Wii and the Virtual Console collection were pivotal in me getting a Wii U, so I would guess that access to a collection of Sony's legacy titles would be a draw for people coming to PS this gen (plus they are updates titles, not just emulated ones). 

On a broader point, the fewer games that are lost to generational hardware changes the better. PC has this basically sorted out, and there are few games ever released that aren't somewhere to be found, but the console side has a way to go to make sure we don't continually erase chunks of gaming history every few years.  

morgatory1
morgatory1

TLOU is the best game ever made-next to Skyrim,if they remade the Elder Scrolls there would be massive sales;any game Activision makes sux and right now I kinda regret gettin a PS4 bc I got it 4 the Elder Scrolls-that was s'posed to come out in june.DRAGON AGE and THE EVIL WITHIN look worth buying-and the new Lord of the Rings SHADOW OF MORDOR and THE WITCHER3...cant wait


Sevenizz
Sevenizz

'Dont expect many PS3 games transitioning'

Meanwhile, 2 more games are being rereleased and others that 'make sense' are in development.

The point of this thread is - what?

xbr85
xbr85

BS.....they'll milk that cow until it's empty and then some more. Better bring a big bucket...

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

I waited over a year hoping and wishing that TLOU would come to PS4 as a veteran 360 only owner the last several years and my wish came true and Tomb Raider Definintive was just extra icing on the cake, so i'm good and happy now being back home with Playstation.  Though I'm gonna miss out on the Uncharted series, its not worth buying a PS3 for that, i'll just wikipedia the back story to get ready for PS4 version. 

wolfman8325
wolfman8325

"Don't expect to see to many more PS4 HD remasters of PS3 games . . .  except for Metro: Redux, GTA 5, DIablo 3, Minecraft, Tearaway but doesn't count because that's a vita game!, The Unfinished Swan, Journey, Olli Olli, all the PS3 Ratchet and Clank games, Sleeping Dogs, Resident Evil remake but technically that also doesn't count that was a gamecube game, the walking dead season one,  and our rumoured remastered versions of Beyond Two Souls, uncharted, final fantasy 7 and God of War series!  yeah but besides those, and the tons we've already released like Tomb raider, The last of us and Final Fantasy 11,  we have plenty of cross platform games which aren't technically remakes but still available on last gen to look forward too! And don't forget about our slew of indie games! so There's plenty to look forward to on PS3 . . . err I mean PS4!'

trotz75
trotz75

A summoner remake would be awesome, the ps4 needs some of those games!

Flying_Carcass
Flying_Carcass

I don't own a PS3 but there are a number of PS3 exclusives I'd love to play. If Sony wants me to buy a PS4, one way they could compel me is if they were to release collections of those PS3 games I missed (stuff like the PS3 Ratchet and Clanks, Killzones, Infamouses, Disgaeas).

bubba_1988
bubba_1988

A lot of people here don't know the difference between a remake (re-creating said IP from the ground up) and a remaster (upping the resolution and frame rate). Most people would love remakes of classic IPs, such as they did with Resident Evil 1 for the GameCube. Either way we've all had enough of the remasters.  

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Nice to hear, the other day  I saw TLOU in the new releases shelf at the store and thought I slipped into a 2013 time warp somehow!

xfiles2099
xfiles2099

I wish the Kingdom Hearts HD collections would come to PS4

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

Man , i wish Capcom / Square Enix could make an HD Remaster for Onimusha / Shadow of Rome - Parasite Eve / Vagrant Story

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

THANK YOU.. omg so sick of playing indie games and PS3 games on my NEXT GEN console 

dark_princess29
dark_princess29

its time sony stopped having old ps3 games on ps4 for full retail price they should half the price of them and not expect us to pay full price its the same game with new graphics if sony wants to charge us full retail price for old ps3 games i wont buy them i want new games not old ps3 games its not ps3 no more its ps4 they need to stop it nad move on i didnt buy a ps4 just to play ps3 games stop it sony

mrchris1987
mrchris1987

not PS3 but PS2!!!.. BRING BACK TIME SPLITTERS!!!..... 

snape4007
snape4007

Metrredux cant wait no need for more destiny mordor 2k15 3d maybe spew all def ed on ps4 augish guardians release fk guess worth it 

Gatorjosh14
Gatorjosh14

Sony, I am perfectly fine with PS4 remakes of "great" games, but...in due time.  Let some good PS4 titles release, then you don't have to worry about that argument.  

RobDev
RobDev

@mappyislove yes, because thats all that is available for the PS4, JUST remastered games, nothing else. Oh, wait. There's currently ONE remastered game available for the PS4. 

crujoness
crujoness

@mappyislove Because people are suckers who will repurchase games due to slightly better graphics. 

bubba_1988
bubba_1988

@Sevenizz Not to mention they are remastering RE 1 from GameCube, which itself was a PS1 remake. Yup remasters of remakes . . . . . smh.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

@xbr85 Exactly.  This will be ongoing as long as they're making money.  Al they're going to do is cease making them until further software is released.  That way the shelf isn't fully of remasters.  They gotta' make it blend.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

@rexpowercolt Lol, with the bank they made on The Last of us-- they'll remaster Uncharted, don't worry.

Vict95
Vict95

@wolfman8325 Multiplatform, multiplatform, multiplatform, multiplatform, Vita game, multiplatform, multiplatform, multiplatform, Ratchet and Clank games are very old and a lot of people don't even know it so remaking it on the PS4 is a good idea imo, multiplatform, multiplatform, multiplatform, rumor rumor rumor, rumor.


Your point is completely invalid, gg.

EmperorSupreme
EmperorSupreme

@dark_princess29

Well it's actually $10 less than full price so not a huge discount, but they did include all the extra DLC which turns it from meh to a pretty good deal. 

BrantleySalter
BrantleySalter

@Gatorjosh14 My only problem with that is we don't know how long it will take for those good PS4 games to start rolling out consistently.  I'm not saying they go overboard with it but I don't mind it for the time being.

djentmaven
djentmaven

@Gatorjosh14 I disagree, get them out now while next gen is slow. Because once next gen is in full force I wont be interested.

Terrencec06
Terrencec06

@Gatorjosh14 totally agree with you there. Give us new games first and then bring out some more collections.

BrantleySalter
BrantleySalter

@crujoness @mappyislove 'slightly better graphics' I could care less about, but give me 60 fps and I'm sold.  Give me Uncharted series, GTA IV, Just Cause 2, Skyrim, RE5, any of those in 60 frames and I will happily buy them again.

wolfman8325
wolfman8325

@Vict95 @wolfman8325  Oh so they have be exclusive ps3 games in order for them not to be ps3 re-releases . . . err . . . I don't accept that nonsense damage control. PS4 is basically a higher resolution PS3 right now, but with less retail games and a billion more indie titles.

McGregor
McGregor

@Vict95 @wolfman8325 Actually, you completely validated his point. All these old PS3 games are being remade onto the PS4...Point is, so far, the PS4 is a higher definition PS3.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@wolfman8325 Um, yes it Does have to be an old ps3 exclusive because that is what this article is about, and you go off on a tangent like those other remastered game are Sony fault, Furthermore Sony said they do not wish to over do it with the remastered games, they can not control what third party devs do with there own properties and Sony would be stupid not to allow those devs to re-release those remastered games on the Ps4, considering that is extra profit.