Earlier this year, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic which was basically the company’s take on Nintendo’s series of “Classic” miniature consoles. The console also came with a bunch of games that were preloaded onto the console, although this list differed slightly between the Japanese version and the version the rest of the world got.
That being said, we imagine that this list of games probably wasn’t decided on the first pass, and that Sony probably had quite a few different ideas of what games to include before settling on the list that we know now. Now thanks to a datamine of the console, it seems that we have a rough idea of what games Sony was considering including on the console. According to the source code posted on GitHub, these games include:
Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon, Colin McRae’s Rally, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Driver, Ehrgeiz, Fighting Force, Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Kaegero, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, Kula World, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Medal of Honor, MediEvil, Mega Man Legends, Mr. Driller G, Paca Paca Passion, PaRappa the Rapper, Parasite Eve, RayStorm, Ride Racer, Silent Hill, Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha, Suikoden, Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider 2, Tomba!, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, Toy Story 2, Vagrant Story, Wild Arms 2, and Xevious 3D/G+.
It is unclear why some of the more classic PlayStation games like Crash Bandicoot did not make the cut, although we guess it might have to do with the fact that there are already remasters of some of them. Also as PlayStation Lifestyle notes, certain games like Harry Potter might have licensing issues that might not necessarily be worth the trouble. In any case what do you guys think of this list? Are there games on there that you would have like to see arrive for the PlayStation Classic?