Jak II, Jak 3, Jak X: Combat Racing hit PS4 Next Week

These three classics will be joining Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, the first game in the franchise and one that is already available for download via the PlayStation Store.

On October 14, 2003, Naughty Dog released Jak II for the PS2 system, and something unbelievable happened for the Jak and Daxter franchise: Jak was able to speak for the first time, enabling players to hear and experience Jak's own point of view using his voice, instead of relying exclusively on Daxter's witty banter and exposition.

Like other PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 4 games, the three Jak and Daxter titles will receive support for 1080p visuals and trophies. This served as a springboard for narrative experimentation, leading to a lot of the masterpiece quality work we see from them today.

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"In 2003, Naughty Dog released Jak II for the PlayStation 2 system, and something wonderful happened for the Jak and Daxter franchise: Jak was able to speak for the first time, enabling players to hear and experience Jak's own point of view using his voice, instead of relying exclusively on Daxter's witty banter and exposition". All of the games will be available next week as a bundle, or you can purchase them separately.

Together, the entirety of Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter installments will be playable on the current Sony platform. It put them on the path that led to the creation of future blockbuster franchises like Uncharted and The Last of Us- and to think it all started with giving Jak his own voice.

Naughty Dog classics Jak 2, 3, and Jak X Combat Racing are releasing on PS4 next week as part of the PS2 Classics collection.

  • Desiree Holland