Sony really, really needs to get with it and give gamers backwards compatibility already. Because as much as we love new IPs like Horizon: Zero Dawn, we also badly miss our old PS3 favorites.
On the bright side, we have seen some awesome remasters like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and The Last of Us Remastered, but so many of the best PS3 franchises are still totally unavailable on PS4. Here are 5 franchises we really want to be able to play on our current gen consoles!
Gamers haven’t been graced with an installment in the Burnout franchise since Burnout Paradise was released on PS3 more than a decade back. While Criterion is busy with other projects, who doesn’t miss this action-packed racing series?
4. Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms was an awesome series for those who were looking for realism in their WWII-era games. Some of the recreated battles were amazing, and the grit of war was very much intact. It has been forever since we had a new Brothers in Arms games. At least Gearbox has indicated that eventually they will get back to it.
3. Dead Space
Known for its gruesomely pleasing Strategic Dismemberment system, its edgy atmosphere, and its frightening enemies, the Dead Space franchise from Visceral Games was a hit. Dead Space 3 was not as popular as its predecessors, but it was still a great game. Let’s hope that some remasters or sequels show up on PS4.
This is a series which never really achieved the full momentum it should have. Yes, the first two games had an utterly dull protagonist, but the action was incredible, and game three was much better in terms of story and protagonist. Resistance totally deserves to make a comeback!
This was a multiplayer-only remake of an aerial shooter first released on the original PlayStation way back in the day. Warhawk was followed up by 2012’s Starhawk, which was a fabulous successor that included both a multiplayer mode and a single-player campaign. But then Lightbox Entertainment went into iOS stuff, and that was the end of it. We need this series back!
It would be a shame if these franchises fade out of existence—all of them were awesome and have great potential to grow in the future. Let’s hope they come back along with some of our other lost favourites!