360 owners, rejoice! The evidence says, “yes.” Recent ratings found on the official ESRB website seem to suggest two new HD remastered games, that we heard were coming to the PS3, may actually be on the way for Xbox 360 as well. What am I talking about? Two Ubisoft series – The Prince of Persia HD Collection and Splinter Cell HD Collection. For those of you who do not know, the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) is the place that major games in N. America hoping to be published and publicly released generally go through to receive a content rating.
The PlayStation 3 led the way for HD remastered classics with the successful launch of PS2 collections such as: the Sly collection, the God of War collection, and other highly anticipated collections announced like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, Tomb Raider collection, and as mentioned above the Prince of Persia (Blu-ray version; PSN already available), and Splinter Cell collection to name a few. Now it looks like it’s the 360’s turn to join in on some of that success.
Take a look at these screens taken from the ESRB wesbite:
Both screens show the ratings for HD versions of the following games for not only the PS3 but also Xbox 360:
- Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones HD – Mature
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time HD – Teen
- Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within HD – Mature
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell HD – Teen
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chas Theory HD – Mature
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow HD – Teen
We have no information on if this will be made available via physical disc media or digital download, nor do we have official confirmation from Ubisoft or Microsoft (yet). Either way, if this proves to be true, this is a win situation for 360 fans who have been calling for HD remakes of games and do not own a PS3. The collections will join the ranks of other HD remake titles coming to the 360 such as Beyond Good and Evil (also coming to PSN) and rumored Halo: Combat Evolved. Stay tuned to GamerXChange for more info when we get it!
Once again, if you would like to visit the ESRB website to see with your own eyes (again) here is the site: ESRB Website