PS2 Classics require ‘special development’ – Sony

This week’s PS Store update saw the much-anticipated arrival of classic PS2 games available to download and play. But without any HD remastering or trophy support, these are the original games in their most basic form.

We don’t have a problem with that, but most PS3s out there now can’t actually play PS2 games, so how does this work? One fan asked this to Sony’s Morgan Haro on the PlayStation Blog, to which he replied: “Much work has gone into enabling these particular titles to work on PS3; more titles to come; but each title requires special development to ensure they work correctly on PS3 hardware.”

“Special development”, eh? Sounds like it’s not as simple as sticking the games up on the Store, then. Will this limit the amount of PS2 Classics we see over time?