Missing PSone Classics on the PSN explained
If any of you keep up with this sort of thing, you already know that the Japanese and EU PSN have more or different titles available for download in the PSone Classics section. There is also the question about why we have seen certain games be released for download and not others. Why these problems exists, however, hasn’t really been explained much until now. Apparently there are a lot of licensing issues involved with re-establishing old licenses that may have expired, tons of issues with bugs that can’t be worked out or take forever to fix, and problems with different regions having different publishers that possibly no longer exist, leading to all kinds of legal issues. It’s a good read if you’ve ever wondered what the process was like getting a PSone game from disc to download, and he does offer some reassurance stating requested titles are still being worked on.
I know I’ve been waiting forever to see games like Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Vagrant Story, Einhander, Ergheiz, Breath of Fire 3 & 4, The Legend of Dragoon, and Bushido Blade 1 & 2. I know some of these aren’t even available in Japan or Europe, but still… I want all of them.
It definitely enlightened me in a few areas and brought some things to my attention I hadn’t really considered before. Having said that, I still want all of those games to be available for download within the next month, so get on it people. I don’t want to fork over $45 for a used copy of BoF IV on Amazon just to potentially get ripped off. People love these PSone classics. This is a goldmine in waiting and they could easily be charging $15-$20 per game with some of these gems instead of the usual $10 at the highest. Get it figured out!
Source: PlayStation Blog