As of early this morning, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic. The system will be released on December 3, 2018 at $100. Pre-orders are currently available.
The system will contain 20 built-in games and unfortunately, the entire list has not yet been published. Sony stated:
Today, we are excited to announce that we are bringing back the original PlayStation experience in a new miniaturized version – PlayStation Classic! The console will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including fan-favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.
Here is the launch trailer:ARVE Error: need id and provider
It would ideal if the graphics are smoothed out for each of the included games. The original releases are largely still available so unless one of the most ridiculously expensive, it may not be the best decision. The mere fact that the Dual Shock controller is not included, “Ape Escape” can automatically be written off. The game required that particular controller and used the analog sticks in various ways.
I will not personally rush to get this one, as I would rather have PlayStation 1 (PS1) games available on the PlayStation 4 (PS4). Yes, digital games are available on the PlayStation(‘s) 3, Portable and Vita, but what about having the digital downloads already purchased be available on the “current” system and/or the new “Classic.”