The Quantic Dream Twitter account confirms that the PlayStation 2 game Indigo Prophecy will be coming to PlayStation 4 with 1080p HD visuals next month.
While many gamers may know Quantic Dream best for the studio’s Heavy Rain game on PS4 and PS3, the studio has been making ambitious, story-focused adventure games since 1999. Its second game, the popular Indigo Prophecy, really helped to put Quantic Dream on the map and pave the way for games like Heavy Rain, and now it is coming to PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 version of Indigo Prophecy will be a part of the PS2 on PS4 lineup of games. For the uninitiated, the PS2 games made available on PS4 sport an upgrade to 1080p graphics, in addition to trophy support. Whether or not this is enough to convince those that already own the game to buy it again on PlayStation 4 come its release on July 18th remains to be seen, but if they do decide to do so, it is available for a relatively cheap price, coming in at just $14.99.
The initial announcement of Indigo Prophecy‘s jump to PS4 was fumbled a bit by Quantic Dream. As can be seen in the advertisement below, Quantic Dream refers to Indigo Prophecy as a “remaster,” leading some to think that its visuals were being rebuilt from the ground up for PS4. Others thought this meant that the less popular Indigo Prophecy remaster that’s already available for PC and mobile devices would be the one coming to PS4, but Quantic Dream has since clarified that it’s the original PS2 version of the game that’s releasing on Sony’s latest console.
With the Detroit: Become Human trailer that aired during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference earning a good deal of praise, it makes sense for Indigo Prophecy to come to PS4 now. This will allow Sony to cash in on the increased popularity Quantic Dream seems to be enjoying at the moment, which could in turn build up hype for Detroit: Become Human.
Furthermore, the addition of Indigo Prophecy to the PlayStation 4 library means that almost every game made by Quantic Dream will soon be available on Sony’s new console. The only title missing is Quantic Dream’s freshman effort, the sci-fi adventure game called Omikron: The Nomad Soul, though that game is at least still referenced endlessly in Quantic Dream projects to this day, Indigo Prophecy included.
While we may never see Omikron come to PS4, fans of Quantic Dream will likely appreciate that Indigo Prophecy is making its way to the platform. Dedicated fans can replay Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls to help tide them over until the release of Detroit: Become Human, which will probably be available in 2017 or 2018 at the earliest.
Indigo Prophecy is available for Android, iOS, PC, PS2, Xbox, and will be available on PlayStation 4 beginning July 18th.
Source: Quantic Dream