PS2, Dreamcast games coming to PSN?

Source: See below.What we heard: Rumor geysers are an elusive lot, making their eruptions all the more special. Today, perhaps the biggest of the year thus far made its presence known, when alleged minutes from a meeting between Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sega found their way online. ...

Source: See below.

What we heard: Rumor geysers are an elusive lot, making their eruptions all the more special. Today, perhaps the biggest of the year thus far made its presence known, when alleged minutes from a meeting between Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sega found their way online.

First spotted by French site Objectif-Sega, the information purportedly comes from Sega of America's press site, where it was ostensibly inadvertently uploaded. Before being removed from Objectif-Sega, the purportedly leaked info was reprinted on the NeoGAF message boards. The document notes that the meeting took place on August 5, meaning some of the purported information has already come to pass.

According to the minutes, the meeting began with Sony stating that a "big announcement" would occur during the back half of the year, one that has since revealed itself to be Sony's introduction of the PlayStation 3 Slim and concomitant $100 price cut. Interestingly, Sony then purportedly narrowed down the spring 2010 launch date of its new motion controller, saying it is expected to launch in Japan in March.

The alleged meeting then shifted to software, with perhaps the most notable reveal being that Sony intends to sell all PlayStation 2 titles through the PlayStation Network. There was apparently some discussion about bringing Dreamcast games to the PSN, with the minutes note stating, "If we provide a list of DC titles, SCEA will let us know which ones they're interested in having exclusively. If we give them a long period of exclusivity, they'll give us more marketing support."

A few other tidbits of information were contained in the document. Namely, Sega apparently intends to launch its latest PlatinumGames collaboration Bayonetta on January 5, with a possible demo coming sometime around Christmas. On the topic of Amusement Vision's gangster-themed action adventure Yakuza, the minutes mention that Japanese releases could be added to the PSN under "a special Japanese Import section," with price points ranging from $9.99 to $39.99.

Sega also allegedly floated the idea of issuing a Sonic Anniversary collection, which would see all previously released Sonic games being compiled on one Blu-ray Disc for "around $99."

The official story: Neither Sega nor Sony had responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: The document itself has an air of authenticity to it, if only because of its stuffy, corporate annotations. Further, the information contained in the document all seems entirely plausible, and in some cases, has already come to pass. Looking not bogus.

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683 comments
gamepunk86
gamepunk86

still waiting for this to happen. e3 maybe? i'm prayin. i hope to god they bring sf rush 2049 that would be sick!!!!

jamestillett
jamestillett

We are now in Quarter 2 of the gaming year and nothings happened about it

chuckie_rfc
chuckie_rfc

if its going to be a dreamcast game they beter come out with Shenmue

Francision69
Francision69

I really hope this comes true. I'd be looking forward to Tekken Tag!

TAAAHAA
TAAAHAA

this is great news as it would finally clear my shelf of my fav ps2 games and download em from psn. lets hope they digitally remaster the best ones with some new content like they did for GOW.

solidniko
solidniko

yay i can play games i missed out on the ps2 even though most ps3s should be able to play ps2 games without downloading them damn it

2prize
2prize

It would be good for the PS3 alot of people would want to download lost PS2 titles that cant be found anymore

TheBlaklyon
TheBlaklyon

I hope this plan goes through. I would love to play some of the old Dreamcast classics like, Illbleed and Jojo's Bizarre adventure once again!

jason231
jason231

Sorry , I'm allergic to bull$hit.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Sonic Anniversary Collection? Sounds good, except there wouldn't be a DS or Wii version for certain.

FlakeyCrust
FlakeyCrust

Would be cool to play some PS2 titles on my PS3, but ONLY if they are re-rendered for the added hardware, much like Nintendo has done for N64 titles on the Wii, upgrading them from 240P to 480p. Darkwatch is one of my favorite PS2 titles and deserves to be remixed. Not to mention having ALL of the Ratchet games on my 250gig drive would be SWEEEEEET!

Bythemark
Bythemark

All? That's a LOT of bandwidth and the costs of having all of the games on there probably wouldn't translate to that much profit. I think whether or not the report is accurate it'll end up being select titles from the PS2 as well. Unless I'm reading it wrong :p

ehsan8888
ehsan8888

This is great considering I want to play MGS 4. I haven't played the earlier ones, but if they release them on PSN, that would be great!

BobtheVila
BobtheVila

I will love this if it means I don't have to buy them again and I can just pop the disc in my ps3 to play as well. No backwards compatablilty with a ps2 + ps2 memory card icon still here = tease. I think it was a mistake to take away the backwards compatability, but the rest can go if needed. This would be no more then a costless emulation via ps3 CPU and would be terrific. And btw, they shouldn't have made the ps1 emulation options so limited versus the ps2's backwards compatability, as it was cool to have texture smoothing. It would be interesting to see Ps3 add shader effects in the options of the ps1 and ps2 games too.

everettseanw
everettseanw

ps2 we had 7 years ago broke down 2 months ago. everytime I read the game it won't read it at all. It is great. If I don't get a new ps2 slim. I'll get a ps3 and download classic games online.

bigryo
bigryo

i like old games

Lionheart96mt
Lionheart96mt

I would love to see old games like Sonic adventures battle 2 on PSN. seems like everyone forgot about those. :(

BigChucker
BigChucker

Man i hope PSN brings Saturn games to the network as well Guardian heroes any one!

Zero9698
Zero9698

this has 2 b 4real bcuz this would bring mo sales n and also no mo treasure hunting 4 dc games bottom line: ps2 and dc games+psn= mo money 4 sony and mo fun 4 us

Spurgness
Spurgness

This would be sex. My PS2 after 8 years is finaly starting to die. My PS1 at about... 14 years old is still running. with the gameshark in the back ^_^ and the first dualshock controller... Which never really worked on any PS1 game I owned. Can't wait if this is true. I still havent beat Dark Cloud. My PS2 wont read it >.>. Now I shall make sausage.

IMDLEGEND
IMDLEGEND

I don't see why this can't happen. Soul Calibur is available on Xbox live already. I think that the better way to re-release PS2 games would be like what they are doing with the GOW games, by adding HD support, and trophies.

matt2kvx
matt2kvx

Dreamcast was soooo underrated. So many awsome games like Berserk and Spawn, ahead of its time i guess.

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

Jet Set Radio and Space Channel 5 Please! I really want to see a software upgrade or a harware upgrade (external usb mini plug) to play PS2 Tittles on the PS3... I already have 25 ps2 games and my ps2 broke :S

jonny500
jonny500

My 160Gb PS3 doesn't play PS2 games, not too much of a problem cos I have a PS2, but I think it's poor if I'm going to be denied a whole bunch of download games. I suspect if Sony see a way in which they might make money out of me, they may decide to release some kind of miraculous software update allowing me to play these games. Hmmm.

wario96
wario96

wow! if they import dreamcast games on the psp network i can buy sonic adventure 2!!!!!!!

SpawnHellraiser
SpawnHellraiser

this news is sweet. Never played Dreamcast so I would definitely get acquainted.

iGam3
iGam3

This is good news. i hope the ps2 games come to psn soon. I want to play some of the more later rpg's i didnt get a chance to play on the ps2. Also dreamcast ( i didnt forget about that :)

cjasko94
cjasko94

Why so much hate for this people? Don't see how this effects you or your gaming. If you're a hardcore classic gamer--even to the Dreamcast then you probably already have all the great titles.

Ghost_Demon
Ghost_Demon

$99 for a blu ray? it doesn't matter how many classic game in a disk, $99 it will be to expansive and no one will buy it, most of the computer users have emulator classic on there computer and playing those games for free. $50 i will get it. but not $99. plus i read that sony is making a ps2 emulator for the ps3, and dreamcast on psn will be great. love dreamcast.

800946
800946

Re: Classic Player I was unaware of said limitations of the 60GB PS3... I just finished Rogue Galaxy (PS2) on my PS3 without any hiccups over 80 hours of gameplay. I have also completed FF XII and played Ratchet and Clank (PS2) and Vagrant Story (PS) without issues. Sure I have had a few problems, namely getting to the last disc of FF VIII (PS) and being told the last disc was incompatible, and some rendering issues with Jak & Daxter (PS2), but on the whole my experience with older games has been good.

Koi-Neon-X
Koi-Neon-X

I'd like to have Dreamcast and PS2 games on the PSN. I also think the Sonic Anniversary collection should have Sonic CD this time as well:)

Franzkill
Franzkill

Dreamcast games with trophy support ...*wets pants

lixeiro
lixeiro

Well, I'm not a PS3 hater or anything like that and I just LOVE many old titles, but I think it's really sad that SONY's "new" exclusive titles are in fact about 10 years old and not even updated for graphics and the like. How about giving us some new stuff using the power of the PS3 and BlueRay? Just a thought.

apple-man
apple-man

it should be good, because alot of the classics are so hard to get hold of now, like the ratchet and clank series, ive looked for ages to find them.

dizzyrhino
dizzyrhino

I'm so happy I stayed patient and kept the PS3

ClassicPlayer
ClassicPlayer

I think this is a good move from Sony, considering only the 60GB PS3 (which I got on launch) can ONLY play PS1 and PS3 games. I think they looked at Microsoft and Nintendo and decided to use that too, well hopefully they won't be overpriced like the PSP games on PSN.

nate1222
nate1222

It's probably just a rumor. But I owned the Dreamcast and it rocked. To have several Dreamcast games available for download or on 1 disc for $100? It'd actually convince me to get a PS3. If Sony would start putting things like THAT on PS3, it'd win me over.

ruz313
ruz313

i don't know about everyone else but i want rez and and jet grind radio definantly jet grind radio .

allagatorxxx
allagatorxxx

Well it's about time they did this. I'm tired of trying to defending sony on games that either everyone else has or everyone else rarely wants. Now I've got ammo

Wagster
Wagster

i play my ps2 games on my ps2... what's the problem?

rehpotsirk
rehpotsirk

Great as long as the games are between $10 to $15. I kept my best ps2 games in the hopes that Sony would add ps2 compaibility as a software download. It would be a shame to have to pay full price again for games I already own.

Arach666
Arach666

Ehehehe Shenmue ehehe Skyes of arcadia ehehe Crazy taxi ehehe MSR ehehe Grandia 2 ehehe Soul calibur ehehe I´m happy ehehe!!!!