Legend of Dragoon was one of the biggest titles on the original PlayStation (in terms of production) and Sony is glad to announce that the RPG will be coming to the PlayStation Network on May 1st.
Shu Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios, posted his memories of the game on the Playstation Blog. "We started the project in 1996 with only a handful of people," he said. "During the peak of the game’s development, we had well over 100 people working internally in the studio on The Legend of Dragoon — for a PSone game! We had roughly 10 artists dedicated just to drawing concept art for this gigantic RPG. As the game contained lots of pre-rendered maps and full-motion videos, we were forced to spread the content over four CDs, which was the maximum number of discs that the fattest PSone game case could hold."
Legend of Dragoon boasted a huge number of pre-rendered scenes, a fantastic cast of characters, and a unique style of timed-input turn-based combat that made the game great. RPG fans should be very excited to have this title in their collection.
"It’s great to see the game being prepared for release as a PSone Classic on PSN, which means that fans can revisit the world whenever they want," Yoshida concluded. "Maybe it’ll make a new fans, too."
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