This is quite a few days old, but The Gamesmen have harped on Sony for axing Backward Compatibility out of the PlayStation 3 for quite sometime now so it is indeed relevant. Only now do we realize why John Koller could have been so confident in stating that BC would NEVER return to the PS3, although this independent journalist does not believe the statement completely. Here are some snippets from the US PlayStation Blog post:
“Thanks to your feedback, we are excited to announce the God of War Collection for this Holiday Season. Now fans and newcomers to the series can experience the epic journey of God of War and God of War II in 720p HD form. Both titles have been remastered with anti-aliased graphics, running at 60 frames per second for a smooth gameplay experience, only on the PS3 system. Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc compilation will bring the PlayStation Network (PSN) trophy support to the franchise for the very first time. God of War Collection offers substantial value to PS3 consumers, the compilation of both best-selling games costing just $39.99 MSRP.
This is your chance to experience God of War is its true form before the chaos of God of War III hits store shelves come March 2010.”
Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? So, here we go. You are Sony Computer Entertainment. What other collections could we see? An Ico/Shadow of the Colossus collection is really all but confirmed at this point, but what else? Plus, could Sony partner with third-parties and carry this trend to their franchises as well?