All four of Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter will be making the jump to Sony's current generation of consoles as PlayStation 2 Classics. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing will be available to download via PlayStation Store sometime later this year, according to the PlayStation Blog.
According to the PS Blog, Combat Racing, the "wild vehicular combat PS2 classic will be available for the first time anywhere since its release back in October 2005. Originally released for PS2, Jak X will make its way onto PS4 later this year. Play Adventure or Exhibition mode in this no-holds-barred buggy brawler for hours of challenge and fun. Although there will be no online features you can still battle against your friends via split-screen."
Since the announcement hit earlier today, the reception has been pretty positive.
So it seems like people are pretty excited about the update. The games aren't being fully remade like Naughty Dog's other PS2 classic, Crash Bandicoot, but they will be getting 1080p and Trophy support. So, there's that. Might be time for some to turn in their PS2s and pick up a PS4, if only so that Jak and Daxter doesn't look quite as janky on their high-def tvs.
Not that I am not down with retro consoles – I still have my own PS2 and N64 consoles currently hooked up to a tv – but, not only have they not aged well, the low-res on those consoles looks like an abomination on an LED tv. So, those free downloads are definitely a welcome update.
The PS2 Classics announcement trailer is below. Bask in the retro glory.