Nintendo’s Virtual Console is a pretty successful piece of business and the same can be said about websites who focus on selling old games for much less bucks than modern games are sold for. Add to the mix some poor economy and you have your recipe for a “retro” loving world – one which Sony would love to “satisfy” with content.
1UP reports that Sony is in talks with publishers to deliver on PSN games which were not originally developed for the PlayStation 3. PlayStation’s U.S. marketing head, John Koller, explained, “In general there’s a lot of discussion about [publishers’] back catalogs that will finally find its way to PlayStation Network in the back half of this year.”
Of course, the most difficult aspect in this deal would be that of delivering games which were not developed for any PlayStation console, but Koller admits that Sony won’t quit too easy: “We look for some of those big hits from all of the past games in their history and look for ways we can bring them over. It’s not always easy. There’s obviously technical areas that need to be bridged. But when those are solved, consumers will see a wide variety of retro games and brand new games coming to PSN.”
In the end, this would be a good addition and would benefit gamers the most – especially younger gamers who didn’t have a chance to play all the classics and who would otherwise be turned down by their appearance today. But for now we can’t say for sure if these plans will actually become reality or not.