Sony Computer Entertainment has announced via Twitter that it’s moving the release date of Gravity Rush Remastered, the upcoming PlayStation 4 port of 2012’s acclaimed PlayStation Vita title, forward by a week, from February 9 to February 2, 2016.
The official Twitter account for PlayStation Europe announced the news, tweeting “NEWS > Gravity Rush Remastered launch date moved forward a week to 2 Feb 2016! Exciting,” while Sony employee Nick Accordino tweeted shortly thereafter confirming that the date change was also for North America, saying “Same goes for SCEA! We’ll see you Feb 2!”
Gravity Rush Remastered will be available digitally in all territories with a disc release planned for North America as well.
Sony also confirmed that they are working to bring PlayStation 2 games to PlayStation 4 via emulation. In a statement to Wired, the company said they “are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation. We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”
Many suspected that this would be the case. After a bit of sleuthing, it was found that the recently released PlayStation 4 versions of Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, Star Wars: Racer Revenge and Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter included with the limited edition Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 4 console bundle were running via emulation.
Those games also included enhanced graphics and trophy support. It’ll be interesting to see if that becomes standard on PlayStation 2 re-releases going forward.
PlayStation 3 has a decent range of PlayStation 1 and 2 games available via emulation from the PlayStation Store, but this is the first indication that Sony will be doing something similar for the PlayStation 4. Gamers probably shouldn’t expect PlayStation 3 games to make a similar appearance on the console, given that the PS3’s notoriously tricky architecture apparently makes such a move difficult. We’ll just have to make do with remasters and PlayStation Now I suppose.