One of the PlayStation 2’s most acclaimed platformer series, Jak and Daxter will be ported to the PlayStation 4. The decision was announced by Sony, and this will be their first full franchise to be included in the PS2 Classics initiative on their latest home console.
The Japanese giant will be porting all three games in Naughty Dog’s original trilogy, namely Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3. The vehicular combat spin-off, Jak X: Combat Racing will be included as well. It’s worth mentioning that Jak X’s debut on the PS4 will be the first time it’s available in digital form since its launch on 2005.
Sony previously released a remastered version of the trilogy, Jak and Daxter Collection for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, but that won’t be the version that PS4 owners will get. We’ll instead get the original PS2 games, but with a few additional features identical to other PS2 Classics titles. All of the games will be bumped up to 1080p resolution, and they’ll support PS4 features such as PSN Trophies, Share Play and Remote Play.
According to a PlayStation Blog post by Sony, fans can expect to hear more details about the ports as we approach the launch date. With that said, Sony hasn’t confirmed the release date and they said the games will be available for purchase in the PlayStation Store “later this year”. There isn’t any official pricing for them either, but based on other PS2 Classic titles, the Jak and Daxter ports should cost around $9.99 to $14.99.