Updated: Remastered inFAMOUS on the way?
(Update: Since this article was posted, some evidence has emerged that sugests the image is a fake making the original 'report' of the Amazon listing little more than a hoax.
No official statements from any parties who would be involved is there was an inFAMOUS remaster ether.
Many thanks to an eagle eyed reader - DuoMaxwell007 who posted a link to the evidence...)
How would you like to replay he original inFAMOUS on your PS4 in full HD glory? You would? Well, you might well get your chance. Several reports suggest that Amazon has leaked the existence and release date of a remastered version of Sucker Punch's classic title inFAMOUS.
But, that's not all, the listing also made mention of a demo of an upcoming Spider Man title for PS4. The listing on Amazon appears to have been yanked, but there are a few images of it in circulation. A release date of August 10, 2016 is indicated.
I'd like to think that this is a real release. As much as people criticize developers for remastering or rebooting games, there is an appetite for replaying classic games from prior platforms. It's fashionable to dismiss backward compatibility, but s we have seen both Sony and Microsoft have worked on providing that capability in their consoles. Sony even has PlayStation Now, a service to allow you to replay PS3 games on your PS4.
Even so, there is nothing quite like playing the game natively on your current console. Remastered games often include extras that were DLC with the original release, bug fixes and of course a visual overhaul of the game. Ratchet and Clank recently showed that a full reboot can work, even if much of the game is very directly lifted from the original title.
I am sure we can all think of games from prior PlayStation consoles on the PlayStation 4. inFAMOUS was certainly one of the better games on PS3, so a PS4 remaster can't be anything but 'good' as far as I am concerned. The listing showed a full game price of $59.99, which seems high. Perhaps the Lightning Edition brings us the complete story of Cole from inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2 in a single package?
Surely, that would be worth the price?
Related Game(s): inFAMOUS Lightning Edition
5/4/2016 2:12:05 PM Gordon Turner