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Why doesn't Sony release their classic games with online support?

#1SSJ_JinPosted 4/4/2013 8:09:41 AM
Just downloaded Toejam and Earl 1 and 2 and thought, "Man this is how old school games are meant to be with multiplayer." This question is for all old school games really.

Twisted Metal, Jet Moto, Crash Team Racing, Bushido Blade, Tekken, Fighting Force, I mean the list goes on and on.

Obviously there's 3rd party games involved, but I dunno. One company should come out and be the online group, allowing developers to submit their previous games and that company will simply host online for it.
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#2majin nemesisPosted 4/4/2013 8:15:59 AM
it's probably technically impossible to give online support to old games without remaking them and most people wouldn't play them online anyway
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#3regsantotomasPosted 4/4/2013 8:19:05 AM
It would be impractical, add unnecessary costs, and as the previous poster said would likely be a mostly unused feature.

These type of games are quick cash grabs and sinking developer time on them in any way isn't happening.
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#4JoveHackPosted 4/4/2013 8:19:53 AM
majin nemesis posted...
it's probably technically impossible to give online support to old games without remaking them and most people wouldn't play them online anyway


This. I suspect the PS2 Classics are played under some type of emulation, anyway. That would mean there wasn't even a minimal recoding to get them running on the PS3.

And despite the patent, I doubt Sony will go to the trouble of adding trophy support to PS1 Classics.

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#5SSJ_Jin(Topic Creator)Posted 4/4/2013 8:22:48 AM
Hmm, well that makes sense. Shame. I was thinking that developers would still have the game code source and could simply submit everything. Then a company could just their program which will run the game, but that company would be the ones who have to develop the code for online.
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