Next PS2-on-PS4 Game Coming "Soon"

Psychonauts is headed to the program, but not this week.


Double Fine's beloved platformer Psychonauts is coming to the PS2-on-PS4 program "soon, but not this week," Sony announced on the PlayStation blog today. Back in January, Sony confirmed Psychonauts was coming to PS4 this spring, but has not yet announced an official release date; there are only a few more weeks left in spring.

According to DualShockers, Sony initially said the release was scheduled for June 7, but that is not the case. "Psychonauts is coming out soon, but not this week. Apologies for the error. Stay tuned for final timing!" Sony explained.

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Psychonauts was originally released in 2005 for PS2, along with the first Xbox and PC. A sequel was successfully funded on Fig earlier this year, raising more than $3.3 million.

When Psychonauts is released on PS4, it will become the 27th game in the PS2-on-PS4 program. The most recent addition was Primal, which came out on May 31.

In December 2015, when the first PS2-on-PS4 games were released, PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida said Sony will work "tirelessly" to release even more PS2 games for PS4 "on a regular basis." The company is also asking for your suggestions for which games should be added.

On the subject of price points for the PS2-on-PS4 games, Yoshida said the emulation technology that makes it possible, among other things, doesn't necessarily come cheap. That's why Sony is charging $10-$15 for games you might already own.

PS2-on-PS4 Games:

  • Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Bully
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dark Cloud 2
  • Fantavision
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • GTA: The Trilogy
  • Kinetica
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • Max Payne
  • Manhunt
  • Okage: Shadow King
  • PaRappa the Rapper 2
  • Primal
  • Psychonauts ("soon")
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
  • Rise of the Kasai
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Star Wars Bounty Hunter
  • Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Racer Revenge
  • The Mark of Kiri
  • Twisted Metal Black
  • War of the Monsters
  • Wild Arms 3
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