One of the most beloved series of the PlayStation 2 era is coming back to PS4 and PS4 Pro sometime this year.
Sony’s HD Remastering of the trilogy will include not only the three main titles (Jak and Daxter, Jak II, and Jak III), but also Jak X: Combat Racing, a game that is exactly what it sounds like. Jak X: Combat Racing takes the driving mechanic introduced in Jak III and turns it into a whole spin-off game.
The Jak series centers around two main characters, Jak and Daxter, and their quest to return Daxter (who turned into an otter/weasel hybrid due to an Eco accident) to his human form. The games are story-driven 3-D platformers (with the exception of Jak X: Combat Racing, of course). Back when the original was released, the game engine Naughty Dog built specifically for Jak and Daxter was revolutionary and let the PS2 process the entire game at once instead of level by level, as games like Naughty Dog’s own Crash Bandicoot had done in the past.
This HD Remastering of the Jak and Daxter series is going to be incredible for nostalgic gamers and new kids alike. The series is regarded as one of the best PlayStation exclusives of all time and for a good reason- the games are loads of fun.