Resident Evil Outbreak PS2 Classic on PSN Possible?
- October 12th, 2011
- By RockmanXelnia
The appearance of PS2 games on the PlayStation Network has met with mixed reception. For those more on the optimistic side, some fans are asking if it’s possible to put Resident Evil Outbreak onto PSN, complete with online and the whole shebang. However, Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/Senior Vice-President at Capcom USA, had this to say about the online multiplayer game:
“The problem with Outbreak is that, even if we put them up (if they could be emulated, there’s a lengthy vetting process), the servers to which they were supposed to connect are long gone. In short, it’d be a single player experience only.”
While this would leave many disappointed, it should be considered that these PS2 games are coming as is, with no remastering and no trophies, so games with features like online play would be stripped down. A better idea, in my opinion, would be to release Outbreak and Outbreak File #2 in HD, with fresh server support. I never played Outbreak, so my feelings are a bit mixed. Hopefully they find some way to work things out with Sony.
You could always go to Capcom-Unity’s thread about the game and make your voice heard (please be nice?).