Jak 1 & 2 to Receive Fan-Made Native PC Ports with New Features
PlayStation first-party titles, Jak 1 (aka Jak and Daxter) and 2, are all set to receive fan-made native PC ports with brand new features.
Fan-made PC ports for Jak 1 and 2 have been in development since the year 2020. Since then, the project has continued to grow more and more ambitious. In its latest progress report, the developer has revealed that decompilation is nearing completion, with bug fixes and feature additions starting to ramp up.
In addition to fixes related to speedrun mode and improved settings documentation, Jak and Daxter will be receiving launcher improvements that will make it easier to install and manage versions of the project. As for Jak II, the PC port has received a large number of fixes and improvements. Enemies that hover in the original game now hover and fly around correctly in the PC version. The Onin minigame is also working after the latest update.
Code involving the traffic, vehicle, and citizens were previously not working correctly due to decompilation issues. However, the developer has now fully functional. In addition, fan-favorite stadium races are now functioning. The fog in Jak 2 has been lacking for a while, and while there are still some spots where it appears off, it is now a lot better than before. Similarly, the lighting still has some issues, but has been improved in the latest update.
The original Jak and Daxter is a 2001 platform video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony PlayStation 2 on December 3, 2001, as the first game of the Jak and Daxter series. The game focuses on Jak, a teenager who plays the main character, as he tries to assist his friend Daxter after the latter turns into an ottsel, a made-up cross between an otter and a weasel. The two learn that they must protect their world from the mischievous sages Gol and Maia Acheron, who intend to flood it with “Dark Eco,” a mysterious substance that corrupts everything it touches.