The PlayStation Network is pretty well loaded with both new digital games and downloadable classics from the PS1 era. Developers are also on a serious retro kick lately; we've already seen many old-school titles come to life once more on our PS3s or PSPs. And with third-party studios very much in support of both the PSN and XBLA, might it be possible to see a section for old PC classics?
I imagine the idea presents both potential programming and licensing issues but one can still dream, can't he? I really don't care about PC gaming now but during the platform's heyday – the '90s, of course – there were more than a few memorable titles that I will play to this day. Heroes of Might and Magic remains one of my favorite franchises ever, and if I had more time, I'd be interested in starting new adventures in Diablo , Baldurs Gate , Icewindale , and others. Remember 1998? I mean, there are so many PC gems from past generations that could easily be delivered in downloadable form now – you can grab them digitally for your computer, even if it's not exactly legal – and it could prove to be immensely popular.
What PC games might you want to see on the PSN? What would you spend the time and money to download and play? Anything too recent and graphic-intensive is probably out of the question but that's okay; I don't really want any of that, anyway. Who might like the old-fashioned thrill of Heretic ? Or the original Fallout ? We've got Dreamcast games headed our way and as time goes on, don't rule out the entire PS2 library. Who knows what the future holds? But right now, if we're going to be faithful to all the classics from the PlayStation era, maybe we should think outside the box. Maybe we should grab us some classic PC fun…and I want Trophies, too.