Before you get up and do a victory dance, I must stress this; it was not a Namco employee who said this. I will get into that.
Recently on a PlayStation.Blog post (http://blog NULL.us NULL.playstation NULL.com/2012/08/27/playstation-plus-update-borderlands-coming-to-instant-game-collection-september-4th/#comment-749640) that was about collections, with the multi-platform ‘Borderlands’ being front and center with the game’s sequel release date being ever so close. The question was risen from a user asking about a possible Xenosaga HD Collection being released:
I know this is a bit of a long shot, and I am not counting on u guys to respond to this, but for PS2 Classics, can u re-release the Xenosaga series, i have had soooo many up votes on my idea for a re-release of the series on PS3. It would please so many fans and give u guys some extra pocket money. I don’t care if i have to pay $20 for a digital download for each episode. It’s been on my mind lately especially since I have the OST on my iPod.
And the response from Playstation Community Platforms Community Manager, Morgan Haro, was this:
Make your voice heard on the Namco Bandai forums to have the best possible chance to see this through. They’d need to sign off on it, but there are technical considerations as well (like will it work with the PS3 firmware to emulate this PS2 title)
This gave some fans hope and they followed through with this on the Community Board on Namco Bandai’s site located here (http://www NULL.namcobandaigames NULL.com/community/viewforum NULL.php?f=25). Already making topics related to the subject above, fans are already making it clear they REALLY want this to happen, even going as far as joining the forum just to share their voice. Convincing Namco Bandai is key to the objective here, and there is already a group campaign that sprang up on the forums, aptly named Operation Xeno (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/OperationXeno) which you can find in the link and “Like” the page and “Share” the posts, which is another good way to show Namco Bandai your enthusiasm.
Like you all know, these don’t always work and nothing is a guarantee, but hey there’s no harm in trying right? Morgan Haro brought up a good point. Sony has no issue in having HD Collections being made, it’s all up to the original publisher in the end. Many gamers missed out on the original PS2 releases, and if the collection is done as a good job like for example: The Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, God of War Collection, Tomb Raider Trilogy, and the Devil May Cry HD Collection; this would help introduce this epic trilogy to a new audience while letting old fans experience the greatness they fell in love with all those years ago without having to go through hoops and bounds since they would be on consoles most gamers own like the Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3.