Sony President Shu Yoshida has described HD remakes as “win/win” for both consumers and publishers.
With the God of War: Origins Collection having just been released, and the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus HD collection just around the corner, Sony President Shu Yoshida has praised the benefits of HD remakes for both publishers and consumers.
Speaking in an interview with GameInformer, Shu Yoshida said: ” If they are products for the PS2 that people really, really like, and because the PS2 is an SD system, if there are enough people that want to play these games with HD graphics with some updated features like trophy support, 3D support, or network features, it’s going to be win/win for both consumers and publishers.”
He added: “It’s great for your money, especially when you are a new gamer and have never played these games before. It’s a steal. It’s two brand new titles you can purchase for less than buying one new title. So I think as long as there is this happy win/win situation between consumers and publishers, I would expect more titles will come out in this format.”
It’s a hard stance to disagree with, and even those who believe HD remakes are just ways of pilfering more money from old products can’t deny that HD versions can introduce the games to unfortunate people who may have missed them the first time round at a fairly cheap price.
HD remakes are all well and good, but should we be worried about Team Ico’s brand new title The Last Guardian? We haven’t heard much about it lately, and so Lewis Denby took a look at the issue. While I’ve got your attention, take a look at the latest Ico/Shadow of The Colossus trailer as well to see what all the HD fuss is really about.