Jak & Daxter PS2 Classics Coming To PS4 This Year

Four Jak & Daxter games are coming to PS4.

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Sony has announced even more additions to the PS2-on-PS4 game library. In a PlayStation Blog post today, Sony confirmed that classic Naughty Dog games Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3 are coming to PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Store later this year. In addition to those, the racing game Jak X: Combat Racing is headed to the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2017.

You can see a trailer for the PS2 classics below.

Like other PS2-on-PS4 games, these Jak games will be upscaled to 1080p and include Trophies. Additionally, you'll be able to use new features such as Shareplay and Remote Play.

Sony did not say if the four games will be released simultaneously or if they'll be staggered. We also don't know how much they will cost.

In the PlayStation Blog post, Sony says fans should stay tuned for more details in the time ahead.

The PS2-on-PS4 library already includes 40 titles, including Red Dead Revolver, Psychonauts, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. You can see all the games in the catalog here.

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There has to be some legal issues going on. It's the only good and acceptable reason that I can think of as to why Champions of Norrath hasn't been remastered yet. When they remastered Fantavision, they gave up any plausible excuse.

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Only care about Jak X since I already have the PS3 collection and Jak X had some memory card glitch that corrupted my PS2 save.

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Obligatory ""making us pay for games we already own"" comment

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Ok, I'm down with this.

But, later this year? Is it really that hard to port the PS2 games over?

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Loved the first game. Enjoyed the second. Never played the third. The Daxter PSP game was fun. Been thinking of buying on PS3 since they've been cheap on sale recently. But I'd rather have the collection on PS4 Yooka-Laylee is apparently encouraging the return of platformer remasters! Let's hope for some new original games too!

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Will it fix the problems it had from the PS Vita version?

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If I get a Pro these games are being bought with it or day one lol.

Uncharted 4

TLOU Remasterd

Jak and Daxter

God Of War 4

KH 2.8

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Amazing series.

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I guess I could also just buy an old PS3 and be able to play the better looking versions from the remastered games. It's odd that they are using the PS2 versions for this.

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@Xanthus179: My guess would be the architecture of the PS3. They don't want to invest money in the conversion when they have already spent it on PS Now. The PS2 games they can bring up to 1080p, add stuff and resell. So they see it as a worth while investment.

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@darkelf83: But all the Uncharted games are remastered on PS4. Same with TLoU, God of War III and more... It looks fast to port games over. It would be so easy if PS4 had PS2 bc... Sony are milking their user base while M$ gives BC for free.

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@KillzoneSnake: MS is only giving one gen back for free. 360 -> 1. Sony is converting 2 -> 4. So let's not compare MS's BC to Sony's PS2 on PS4, they're not the same. Get back to me when MS starts handing out original Xbox games on the 1.

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@darkelf83: Not only is there 358 Xbox 360 currently available backwards comp games on X1... But it's free. While Sony has... very few PS2 games... and they charge you for them.... your old PS2 discs are useless. Don't be a fanboy ;)

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@KillzoneSnake: It has nothing to do with being a fanboy. MS has ZERO Xbox games available on Xbox 1. So those are just as useless in the Xbox 1 as PS2 games are in the PS4, but at least they are remaking them if someone wishes to buy them. MS is NOT making Xbox games run on Xbox 1, so get over it. Also in case you forgot your generations.

PS1 - No Xbox / PS2 - Xbox / PS3 - Xbox 360 / PS4 - Xbox 1

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@darkelf83: Why would i care about Xbox when i dont own any games for it. But i do have a 360 collection and M$ are doing a great job. New backwards comp games ever week for FREE. Its much more important to have 360 BC than the less popular Xbox. Fact is you put a 360 game on X1 and it plays it. PS4 has 0% backwards comp. You can only buy a very small fraction of PS2 games. PS4 runs 0 games from my big PS1 PS2 PS3 collection. Get that in your head bird brain.

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@KillzoneSnake: Because that was the whole point. You claimed it'd be easy to do PS2 on PS4 and complained that Sony is charging for it. I don't see MS going two gens back. Your trying to compare MS giving games one gen back to Sony redoing games two gens back like they are the same thing. They are not the same, you cannot put a PS2 disc in the PS4 and play it even after buying the redo because it's been changed and upgraded. You need to get the fact that these are different things.

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@darkelf83: The little Sony is doing is called re-releasing, currently a very low selection of PS2 games. It's not backwards comp. BC is grabing my Mass Effect 1 Xbox 360 CD and putting it in the damn Xbox One and playing it! THAT IS BC!! Sony has no BC! I can put all my PS1 all my PS2 and all my PS3 games, none work! My old phone can emulate PS1 games yet a PS4 can't? Sony is doing a horrible job!

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@KillzoneSnake: Still cannot put an Xbox game in your 1 and play it. So Sony is still doing more from 2 gens back then MS by re-releasing them. I'm sorry your hurt by this.

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@darkelf83: Lmao what does 2 gens have to do with anything? How is that better than 1 gen back? LOL Sony isn't doing anything anyway since there is no backwards comp on ps4. Should we consider halo remaster on Xbox a backwards comp of 2 gens? Lmao this conversation is over.

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@KillzoneSnake: basically what he's saying is you're comparing apples to oranges. He is also not downplaying BC on Xbox one. BC is not possible on ps4 because of the different architecture. If it were possible it would have been done (it's like being pissed at a handicapped person for not walking correctly). They chose a different route with the ps4 to make it easier for developers. On ps5 it might be a different story. Xbox has the BC which is the upper hand over the ps4 but a variety of more quality exclusives is where the ps4 shines more. The best thing is to have em all lol.

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Awesome, but I'd rather see the PS3 collection remastered. Well, I can say that about a lot of PS3 exclusives. God damn you Konami for what you did to MGS4...

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@Barighm: Ummm WHAT did they do to MGS4?

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@PSYCHOV3N0M: not available on steam

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@ALLIAMOS: So? Neither is MGS 1, 2, 3, or the portable games.

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Kingdom Hearts and now Jak & Daxter? The only way they could make this gen even better is by announcing a new Jak & Daxter. Naughty Dog...you know you wanna.

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@mgvsquared: Well, Sony was willing to green light a Ratchet & Clank remake. Why not J&D?

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I never played these I heard they were good though

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Eddie's clickbait game 2 stronk

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@jonnybrownieboy: there is nothing clickbait about this...

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I got the Jack and Daxter Trilogy on PS3 so I'll play those games there, I will buy the racing game on PS4 tho

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gotta love this gen!!

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@ballashotcaller: That's sarcasm right?

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@Mickeplask: Doubt it. Maybe a year or two ago, but it's gotten much better very quickly. Playstation vets are definitely getting the games Playstation is known for, and they haven't been nearly so community dividing as the Xbox exclusives (which are not being made by their original devs).

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@Barighm: I'm confused, This is not a my PlayStation is better than your Xbox thread, We are talking about paying $15 each for games that you can play for free if you have them on a PS2 or buy for a couple of dollars at the most. Not sure what a PlayStation Vet is but I sure hope they have plenty of Vaseline ?

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@Mickeplask: You can play the game you own on the ps2 you own for FREE?? Wow, who would of guessed. Ever think maybe people don't own a ps2? Or this game? Or would rather play it in 1080p?

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@Mickeplask: Don't forget those of us who bought the HD Collection on the PS3. Like me. And I bought it at a cheaper price than what it'll cost to buy them collectively on the PS4.

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