In a way not too dissimilar from how Xbox One owners can voice which Mega Man titles from the Xbox 360 library (read: Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10) they would like to see on the Xbox One, so too has Sony opened the floodgates to their fans and consumers to speak up about which PlayStation 2 games they would like to see on their PlayStation 4.
Besides the obvious choice of the two anthologies (which are unlikely for equally obvious reasons), there are a few choices for the Blue Bomber fan, though they all hail from the Mega Man X series: Mega Man X7, Mega Man X8, and Mega Man X: Command Mission -- aka what could arguably be referred to at this time as "The Axl Trilogy," which is sure to invite plenty of love and hate, depending on which side you fall on (full disclosure: pro-Axl here).
On Twitter, Dave Thach -- who includes "PlayStation Worldwide Studios America International Software Development & SpecOps head" and "purveyor of PS emulation" on his bio -- says "Loving all the PS2 on PS4 feedback! Use #ps2ps4 for your wish list suggestions so we can easily aggregate them all. We are listening..."
So basically, if you want to see one of the three games named above make it to the fourth PlayStation console, then tweet about it with that hashtag attached.
For those unaware, the PS2-on-PS4 conversion isn't just a straight emulation as the PSone and PS2 Classics were on PlayStation 3. These run in upscaled 1080p resolution and include new features such as Trophies, Remote Play, Share Play, Live Broadcast, Activity Feeds, and "Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App."
So far, the going price for each PS2-on-PS4 game runs from $9.99 to $14.99, though it's tough to say whether they could go lower or higher as well. Still, with two Grand Theft Auto games in that range, it's probably a safe bet Mega Man X would land in there as well.
On a related note, a tip from "Netto-kun" on Twitter reveals that Mega Man X8 itself -- or rather, Rockman X8 -- is now available on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 as a PS2 Classic in Japan for 823 yen (about $6.78 USD). While this may yet come to North America, it should be noted that the PS2-on-PS4 games are not the same as the PS2 Classics, nor are the latter playable on the PlayStation 4, meaning that this is an entirely separate endeavor by Capcom, but at least the game appears to be on their radar at the moment.
News Credit: GameSpot