More PS3 remasters likely for PS4, says PlayStation EU President

More PS3 games may be following Nathan Drake and Kratos onto the PS4

PlayStation Europe President Jim Ryan has said that more PS3 games are likely to make their way to the PS4.

Ryan was asked in a Gamescom interview with PlayStation Germany if there will be more remasters coming to PS4, he had this to say:

All the time we’re looking at our great library – we’re now 20 years old and we have some great games over the various generations – looking at what might make sense to transition from PS3 to PS4. Because we know that there are many PS4 owners who either have never played games before, or used to have an Xbox, used to have a Nintendo, who haven’t had the chance to play something like the Uncharted trilogy.

You can check out the interview below, where Ryan tours Gamescom answering questions about Street Fighter V, Until Dawn, Project Morpheus, Horizon: Zero DawnUncharted 4: A Thief's End, and more.

The interview is worth checking out if you missed Sony's presence at Gamescom:

Sony has been avid about bringing PS3 classics to the PS4 so far this generation, with The Last of Us, Journey, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, The Unfinished Swan, God of War III, Flower, and the upcoming Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.

And that's not to mention the third-party remasters; Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Metro Redux, GTA V, Borderlands, and many more.

Fans have been critical of the abundance of remastered games on PS4 and Xbox One this generation. Much of the criticism seems to originate from wanting new games, however, it's important to keep in mind that the studios making said games, i.e. Bluepoint Games, are often dedicated port studios; these studios don't make original games anyways.

Naughty Dog isn't wasting valuable time by remastering the Uncharted games, Bluepoint is working on that.

So, given that more remasters are very likely coming to the PS4, which games should be ported? Our picks are the first two Infamous games. These are prime candidates because the Infamous series is one of PlayStation's crown jewels and a large audience that jumped from 360 to PS4 probably missed out on Cole McGrath's adventures. For more potential remasters, check out our list of games that should be remastered!

Which games do you think should come to PS4 next? Are you happy with remasters or really sick of them?


Published Aug. 10th 2015
  • shox_reboot
    I have to say I'm starting to get sick of the remasters...I mean c'mon, we've moved on past those games haven't we?

    However, I won't say no to a remaster of the Resistance: Fall of Man.
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Killzone 3 (with all it's multiplayer) should have been brought over already. While some may like Shadow Fall, Killzone 3 has the exclusive Operations Mode (which was its marquee multiplayer mode), has arguably some of the best maps in the series, and also features the best story in the series. They can skip the first two Killzone games though, unless they plan to actually fully remake them. That might be the only way to make them valid, if they were updated to be like Killzone 3 in gameplay.

    Alternatively, I'd actually argue the Tomb Raider Anniversary Trilogy with Legend and Underworld. Those games still hold up well and look great on PCs, so I see a cheap next-gen port being worth it.

    Back on the Sony Exclusives side of things: Puppeteer, inFamous 1-2 (imagine inFamous 2 with a stable frame rate!), Drakengard 3, Heavenly Sword, The Team ICO HD Collection, Metal Gear Solid 4, MotorStorm series, and pretty much every Ratchet & Clank PS3 game besides All 4 One.

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