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Downloadable PS2 Classics Coming To PlayStation Store?

We’ve been hearing about this rumor for quite some time now, and now, we have supposed confirmation via visual evidence.

There’s no doubt that being able to download full games from the PlayStation Store is a great feature, but so far, that has been limited to titles designed exclusively for the Store or classic PS1 games. That makes perfect sense, but would it be possible to deliver PS2 games as well? Apparently, it is, because a member over at the N4G forums has posted the picture you see here: it clearly shows Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty on the Store, retailing for £12.99. We figure if the option will be available to European gamers, it should also be available for Japanese and US gamers, too, and if this is true, it’ll be a fantastic addition. The PS2 has an absolutely immense library of games, and because the new 40GB PS3 doesn’t feature backwards compatibility for PS2 software (and the 80GB model only features software emulation for many titles), it makes this idea even more appealing. It would hardly end with MGS2; just think of all the games that could pop up! Let’s just throw the GTA trilogy up there along with Final Fantasy X!

Anyway, this certainly hasn’t been confirmed by Sony so we can only treat it as a rumor for now…a very appealing rumor, but a rumor nonetheless. Hopefully, if it is the real deal, we’ll get an announcement at E3, so stay tuned.

6/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 3:06:45 PM
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Cool. I have the 40 gb so I will be nice to download some ps2 games onto it. But they better be cheap...because I'd much rather prefer a hardcopy of the game.

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shaydey77
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 4:22:31 PM
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yeah...sony will make some serious cash if they do this...would it be possible then though to download games previously banned for sale in your country?? we werent allowed manhunt 2...still hoping someday to play it...loved the first one.

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Minishmaru
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 5:17:32 PM
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That would be awesome...cuz there were alot of PS/PS2 games out that some people might've missed and alot of us love the classics. I mean...nothing beats the Playstations library back in the day!!! Also I hope they bring over the imports as well cuz I know lots of people did the whole swap disk or modding of their ps2's just for them :)

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Jed
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 6:08:17 PM
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looks like we'll get smugglers run, fantavision, and red faction too

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jerocarson
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 6:41:43 PM
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keeping ma fingers crossed!

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AscientDire
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 6:54:22 PM
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The computability issue is why I went out and bought a 60gig back when they were being phased out. This would still be very cool...especially for rare ps2 games...*cough...ZOE2...cough*

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ray taylor
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 8:25:11 PM
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Can't wait. Hopefully this one will priced low enough everyone can get a copy.

Last edited by ray taylor on 6/30/2008 8:25:57 PM

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 9:56:59 PM
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It's weird how most of the games in the pic are PS2 launch games, except MGS2. It's also weird that The Bouncer would be one of the first downloadable PS2 games for the PS3, as well.

I don't know, I have my suspicions armed.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 12:55:36 AM
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i guess imma have to plunk down $99 and get a working ps2, so many games i need to replay, like GoW2 and Persona 3 : FES

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