Sony’s stance on PSP to PS2 ports

By Spencer . January 7, 2008 . 11:56pm

There have been plenty of clues pointing to a PlayStation 2 port of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, but now I have an official confirmation. Earlier today, I spoke with John Koller, Senior Marketing Manger for the PSP and asked him if such a title exists.

 

Is Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters being ported to the PlayStation 2?

 

It is. We have certain big franchise games that launch on PSP that we occasionally bring over to the PS2 to allow console experience as well. That is one game we are going to allow console users to play. We do have a set time limit, though. What we do is what we kind of segregate the PSP audience, allow them the first year or fourteen months of gameplay just on the PSP and we bring it to console after that.

 

Eventually when the PlayStation 2 fades away will you develop PlayStation Store ports for PSP games?

 

It remains to be seen how we are going to end up using that. For now there are games available on the PSN now that can be downloaded and that is only going to grow.

 

Beyond the Ratchet & Clank port I find Sony’s strategy of selecting franchise games as timed PSP exclusives interesting. It’s actually a clever way to prolong the PlayStation 2’s life and capture the casual owners who have yet to purchase a PSP. Perhaps, this news shouldn’t be shocking since Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and Twisted Metal: Head On originated as PSP titles. However, a new question lingers in my mind, what other games will get PS2 ports. Jeanne D’Arc? Wipeout Pulse? Daxter?


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  • http://danielprimed.com Daniel Primed

    Awesome, I haven’t heard about this from any other websites so well done on the scoop. ^_^

  • doc_bungle

    I hope Castlevania: Dracula X, Mega Man: Powered Up, and maybe that Ghost and Goblins game get eventually ported over to the PS2, then I won’t have to buy a PSP to play them.

  • Angelous

    Being a PSP owner myself, I’m not sure how I feel about games being ported to the PS2. I’ve never played “R&C: Size Matters”, but I’ve heard that game would play better on a dual analog control scheme.

    So I guess it is good that game is ported to the PS2 so it can be properly experience. However, games that other have mentioned (Dracula X Chronicles, Mega Man: Powered Up, etc) don’t need to be ported to the PS2 because they play extremely well on the PSP.

    But from this interview, I’ve got a feeling we may seen a God of War: Chains of Olympus port to PS2 in 2009…

  • shadowry

    I personally think that Jeanne D’Arc and Dracula X Chronicles are 2 games that should defiantley get ported over to the PS2. I don’t own a psp, and it would be great to experience both games if they should get ported.

  • JeremyR

    IMHO, games should be ported, because I think the point of the PSP should be its portability, not so much its exclusives. However, I think it should work both ways, with PS2 titles going to the PSP (where’s Gran Turismo?). Or even PS3 titles, or titles based on PS3 properties.

  • Feanor

    I would really love to see Wipeout Pulse end up on the PS2.

    I played Wipeout Pure to death on the PSP, but I really want to play Wipeout on a TV using a Dual Shock again.

  • Johnny

    SCEA alreadly ported syphon filter: dark mirror, twisted metal: head on, and are soon porting ratchet and clank….it will be nice to see daxter and the upcoming god of war chains of olympus ported to the ps2 as well.

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