Sony: No plans for PS2 downloads on PSN

Sony: No plans for PS2 downloads on PSN

Are there any PS2 games you'd desperately like to see made available on PSN?

Sony has responded to rumours indicating that it has been looking to bring downloadable PlayStation 2 games to the PlayStation Network, saying that there are currently no plans whatsoever to bring PlayStation 2 games to the PlayStation 3 in that manner.

Rumours that Sony would be bringing PS2 games to PSN first started when images were leaked which supposedly showed a PlayStation 2 game store with games priced at around £12.99 each.

It turns out though that the images have been faked and Sony has no such plans.

"At this point, we haven't made any announcements, and there are no plans for PS2 downloadable titles on PS3," said Sony's Patrick Seybold in a comment to GamePro.

That the images were faked comes as no real surprise to us, as we try to maintain a healthy level of skepticism, but the idea of Sony not planning on pursuing the idea is fairly interesting, especially after the faff and controversy over the backwards compatibility options on the PlayStation 3.

How important is backwards compatibility to you? Would you pay £13 for a PSN version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty? Let us know in the forums.


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sotu1 1st July 2008, 11:23 Quote
i think there's a healthy number of people who would pay £15 for FFVII alone.
Tokukachi 1st July 2008, 11:50 Quote
Do we belive Sony though? How many times have they flat out denied something only for it to be true?

If the feture was added I would probably finally buy a PS3.
Paradigm Shifter 1st July 2008, 11:54 Quote
Only if they're region agnostic - so I can get my hands on some RPGs that haven't made it to the UK.
Timmy_the_tortoise 1st July 2008, 12:21 Quote
Sony should definitely consider the idea..

They could probably do it better than Microsoft, who's backwards compatibility (while there) leaves a lot to be desired.. hundreds of games still don't work on 360 (including Operation Flashpoint: Elite.. GGRRR).. And even the ones that do are often buggy (Mercernaries - go to the north west of the map.. and your game crashes... WTF?)..
Jordan Wise 1st July 2008, 12:31 Quote
Originally Posted by sotu1
i think there's a healthy number of people who would pay £15 for FFVII alone.

you mean XII right?

it would be an excellent idea, and they're fools if they don't. I missed out on buying a ps2, ploughed all my money it pc gaming instead and i was absolutely gutted when they dropped the backwards compatibility of the ps3, haven't bought one because of it. if this happened, i probably would get one
wongy2803 1st July 2008, 12:41 Quote
I think it would be a good idea, especially for those people who have non backward compatible ps3s disc wise, although if your ps3 can play psx and ps2 games then you could just pick them up on ebay for allot less, I got metal gear 2 a few weeks ago for less than £5 inc. p&p.
DXR_13KE 1st July 2008, 13:11 Quote
it would make the PS3 more worth buying....
Paradigm Shifter 1st July 2008, 13:54 Quote
Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
you mean XII right?
Urgh, FFXII was absolutely terrible. I still haven't managed to force myself to play it for more than 45 minutes - the characters annoy me that much. :( VII was good, but it's not the best in the series - it's just that it's the one that more people get exposed to.
Major 1st July 2008, 14:06 Quote
Whenever Sony states "no plans" or "not interested", it normally means they are doing it.
C-Sniper 1st July 2008, 15:17 Quote
Ace Combat 4 or 5, my favorites for the PS2
devdevil85 1st July 2008, 16:18 Quote
It really makes you wonder what is actually going on.....maybe they will unveil a new SKU that sports BC and that would make it less realistic to want to bring PS2 games to PSN, but again who knows.....personally I would think they would want to bring them to PSN, but idk the cost/time/effort involved in doing that.....
rollo 2nd July 2008, 13:15 Quote
ff7 8 10 12 wouldnt be bad if offerd as download

mgs 1 2 3

I know the local 2nd hand store still sells more in ps2 games than any other console. Gets all new releases also.
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