A post on the PlayStation website announced today that several games from Naughty Dog’s popular Jak and Daxter franchise will become available for the PlayStation 4, via digital purchase and download from the PlayStation Store, later this year. The games that will be made available will be Jak and Daxter, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing, all of which were originally released on the PlayStation 2 between 2001 and 2005 and will be upgraded to 1080p HD graphics.
Jak and Daxter, Jak II and Jak 3 are all highly praised action, 3D-platforming, third-person shooters. Jak X: Combat Racing is, as you could probably guess from the title, a racing game. Though Jak X is seen as the black sheep of the franchise, with Naughty Dog themselves making fun of the game in the form of an Easter Egg in their critically acclaimed The Last of Us, it still managed to pull out a rating aggregate of 76 on Metacritic. The PlayStation post stated that in the HD remastered versions coming to the PlayStation Store, there will not be online multiplayer, but you can still play splitscreen mode against friends in the same room as you.
These remastered titles will also have their own trophy achievements to keep the completionists out there busy. Enhanced features, such as Shareplay, Remote Play and Activity Feeds, will also be available. The prices for the games have yet to be determined and we don’t have a release date more specific than sometime in 2017. You can watch the announcement trailer below.