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The Rogue Trooper remaster shows just how far graphics have come since the PlayStation 2

The PS2 classic has been upgraded for the PlayStation 4.

Looking through a list of PlayStation 2 games is likely to bring a wave of nostalgia.

If any of the classic Metal Gear Solid games, arguably the best ever Grand Theft Auto game (San Andreas), Burnout, Need For Speed Underground 2 and a whole host of others were given a re-release on the new generation of consoles, they’d be guaranteed a phenomenal response.

One of the PS2 classics, Rogue Trooper, is getting a remastered launch on PlayStation 4 – and the trailer announcing it shows just how far graphics have come since the heady days of its original 2006 release.

“I’m thrilled to see how far the original has come. Our new side-by-side comparison trailer really underlines the difference!” Richard May, who worked on the original, wrote in a blog for PlayStation.

The remaster, officially titled Rogue Trooper Redux, was re-packaged by original developers Rebellion, in collaboration with TikTok Games.

And there’s great news for all those who loved the original – Rebellion made sure they hung on to the original source code, which May suggested means the game will have the same feel as the first time round. It also meant the whole upgrade was a lot easier.

“Armed with the original assets and the tools we used to make them, we were able to completely re-skin the game with all-new character meshes, vehicles, textures and a whole bunch of set dressing,” he said.

The game itself came from a science fiction comic strip in 2000 AD and follows a manufactured, blue-skinned super soldier – and Redux looks like it’ll be the most life-like version yet.

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