During a special Star Ocean: Anamnesis live stream, Square Enix announced that Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Director’s Cut will release on PlayStation 4 in full-HD
Hit up the 1:13:02 mark of the video for a first look that gives us a comparison of the up-rendered HD version on PS4 and the original PS2 version. We get another look at some in-game footage at the 1:15:20 mark as well. The game will be digital-only for PlayStation 4 and will retain everything from the original version of the game.
The Director’s Cut title has been enhanced through HD emulator technology from Sony Interactive Entertainment, and its contents will be the same as you remember from the PS2 RPG. With the up-rendering from the PS2 emulator, they were able to optimize jaggy edge reduction and improve on its lighting to provide more clear visuals. However, do keep in mind that the improvements will mostly be seen for the gameplay parts, while cut scenes will still be shown in the native resolution from the original PS2 version.
The game will feature trophy support, the share function, remote play, and more as features for the PlayStation 4.
Here are some screenshots:
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Director’s Cut is in development for PlayStation 4. A release date for it will be announced later.