Jak and Daxter are making a more than welcome return this year on PlayStation 4, with Sony announcing today that Jak and Daxter, Jak II, Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing are getting the PS2 Classics treatment later this year.
Jak X: Combat Racing in particular is long overdue a bit of a revival, having been glossed over for the trilogy remaster on PlayStation 3. As PS2 Classics, all four games are being put into Sony’s PS2 emulation layer that up-renders them to 1080p and cleverly manages to roll in trophy support at the same time.
When you consider the luscious Ratchet & Clank remake/reimagining and the fact that the main trilogy of Jak and Daxter games were given a HD remaster for PlayStation 3, it feels to me like something of a step back for PS2 Classics to be considered a big deal. Then again, it gives fans an opportunity to play those games again with a greatly improved resolution and trophies.
The only games missing from all of this are the quite excellent Daxter spin off for PSP and The Lost Frontier, which was released in 2009, during the twilight days of the PSP and PS2. Seriously, can we get Daxter? I loved that game.
Source: EU PS Blog