The first sign of a remastered collection or just an accident?
While the system is still far from perfect, studies are slowly but surely making it easier to play quite a few games from the past on today’s consoles. Just last week, the launch of PlayStation’s new PS Plus began, the Premium tier of which grants subscribers access to a library of games that go all the way back to PS1. However, there are still some games that don’t get the classic library or love remake, and right now, it seems to apply to the first two Soul Calibur games.
At least that’s the case on the Xbox Store right now. Notoriously much better for preserving its history and granting players access to it, than PlayStation, Soul Calibur and Soul Calibur 2 HD mysteriously disappeared from the Xbox Store. The absence was first noticed by Jon Cartwright on Twitter and has since been confirmed by VG247.
There is still no news from Microsoft or the Soul Calibur Bandai Namco studio as to why the two games have been removed. Fans of the series, especially those who believe none of the games that have arrived since the critically acclaimed first two have matched up, are hoping this is an early indicator that perhaps a remastered collection is in the works. Sega recently removed all Sonic games that will be included in its Origins collection which will launch on all major platforms next month.
While those first two Soul Calibur games are still the most celebrated, the series has hardly been forgotten by its creators. Soul Calibur 6 launched in 2018, and while four years might seem like a long wait for the future, there were six years between Soul Caliburs 5 and 6. It’s also worth noting that Soul Calibur 2 has disappeared from the Xbox Store is the HD version launched in 2013. The new version of the sequel has improved its appearance and allowed people to play online together.
If there is going to be a remastered collection of classic Soul Calibur games, or even an entirely new entry in the series, then it will be earning in what are about to become busy waters. MultiVersus looks set to be a better fighting game than anyone would have given it credit for, and there’s a chance to get a first look at Street Fighter 6 during Sony’s next State of Play later this week.
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