Want a Xenosaga HD collection? Make your voice heard, and it could happen

  • Posted September 4th, 2012 at 20:38 EDT by Kyle Prahl

Sony has learnt to cash in on nostalgia, if recent HD collections of PlayStation 2 gems are any indication. Still, the remakes and revitalizations we've seen thus far have primarily focused on proven moneymakers with massive (and vocal) fanbases. One can't blame Sony for treading the waters of uprezzery with caution, but apparently, any HD collection is a possibility if the publisher permits.

Such was found out recently when Morgan Haro - Community Manager for PlayStation Digital Platforms - responded to a comment on the official PlayStation Blog from a Xenosaga fan requesting an HD collection of the epic-yet-underappreciated RPG series. One would think that an HD collection of the three Xenosaga episodes - subtitled Dur Wille zur Macht, Jenseits von Gut und Bose, and Also sprach Zarathustra, respectively - would be a long shot, but Haro indicated otherwise. "Make your voice heard on the Namco Bandai forums to have the best possible chance to see this through," he answered. "They’d need to sign off on it, but there are technical considerations as well (like will it work with the PS3 firmware to emulate this PS2 title)".

Technical limitations and requisite workarounds are an issue for any last-gen port, so it seems that Sony is wide-open to the idea of facilitating HD collections for nearly any property if the publisher "signs off on it." Therefore, if you'd like to play these sprawling JRPGs in glorious high-definition with Trophy support, hit up the official Namco Bandai forums and let them know.

What other HD collections would you like to see? Any obscure games that are personal favorites of yours? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kyle Prahl is PSU's editor-in-chief and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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