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Have you thought about moving your PS1 game Vib-Ribbon to the PlayStation Network?
Many of my friends from the States ask me why I don't make Vib-Ribbon for the new environment, like downloadable. But I really think I have to do that -- it's going more than eight years, so I have to...
People will still like it. Which console would you make it for?
MM: Which one do you prefer?
I don't know. With Xbox Live, you could use custom music, but maybe the next PlayStation 3 firmware might let you use custom music, too. It would be so easy to make HD.
MM: It sounds like Mizuguchi's Rez HD. (laughs)
Actually, the music you produced for Vib-Ribbon is great. Is the game on the Japanese PlayStation Store yet? The game archives?
MM: No, no.
Will it be?
You should just remake it. Do you own the IP?
MM: No. The IP is property of Sony.
Aw. So if you do it again, you have to probably talk to them about it.
MM: But currently Sony is a little open about their treatment of IP, so if I make much money [I could] buy it from Sony...
Oh, you could buy it back. That's probably a good idea.
DT: That's what Mizuguchi did with Rez. He bought it from Sega.
No, I think he just licensed it. asked him about it. It says "Copyright Sega" on the title screen. So it's licensed by him, he doesn't own it. Which, I believe, is probably the major reason why he changed nothing [for Rez HD] - it's exactly the same except HD and 5.1 surround.