More PS1 Classics For PSN "Shortly"
Not long after the PlayStation Store really got rolling, we learned that Sony planned to issue a continuous stream of original PlayStation classics for download. We're all well aware of the awesome titles of yesteryear, and if you've misplaced those games or never got a chance to play them, downloading them from the Store for an agreeable price is an awesome idea.
Unfortunately, it seems like only Japan is benefiting from the majority of PS1 games on the Store, although we do have several gems here in the U.S. Everyone wants to know when Sony will add more (there are plenty more titles that are well worth playing), and the MTV Multiplayer blog asked head of hardware marketing for SCEA John Koller about it. Koller simply replied- "Yes, we are working on further PSone additions to the PS Store and should see those launch shortly." Well, that's certainly good to know. Where's Metal Gear Solid, damnit? Thing is, this is the time of year when the downloadable classics should hit the store, especially due to the bad weather setting in for certain parts of the country. The days will soon come when nobody wants to venture out, but they may want to relive the glory days of the 32-bit era...hence, they go to the Store and peruse the available PS1 games. "Oh look, MGS for only a few bucks!" Or how about any number of those awesome RPGs that helped to define the generation?
So we'll be on the lookout for any new announcements of more PS1 games coming to the Store, but in the meantime, what do you want to see up there? Name your favorite PS1 titles that aren't up for download yet!
11/21/2008 Ben Dutka