Sony therefore puts an end to a suspense that has lasted since the launch of the new PS Plus offers in the United States. As a reminder, the PS Plus Premium subscription third party provides access to a catalog of “classic” PS1 games in emulation on PS4 and PS5 – a small selection that is set to grow, says the Japanese firm.
However : many players were surprised to find that some titles were present in their PAL / 50hz versions which, as a reminder, run considerably slower than the cakes sold in non-European territories, namely in NTSC / 60hz format. A difference that we thought was completely resolved with the advent of the HD generation – but which seems to persist today via this emulation service, against all common sense.
The PS Plus will switch to NTSC… In due course
We’re planning to roll out NTSC options for a majority of classic games offered on the PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plan in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand regions. More PlayStation More info: https://t.co/KkPZyUdUd7
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) June 23, 2022
We could therefore expect that European players would have to suffer from these inferior versions when the PS Plus Premium arrived on the old continent – even though Nintendo’s competition allows immediate access to NTSC versions without extra cost. Nevertheless, Sony tempers the enthusiasm via a tweet posted today, which claims to foresee “deploy NTSC options for a majority of Classic games offered in the PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe offers in Asia, Europe, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East”.
Obviously, the language elements are important: we do not know when, or which games will be affected by these NTSC options at the present time. For the moment, the catalog of “classic” games of the PS Plus Premium offer includes Ape Escape, Hot Shots Golf, Jumping Flash!, Kurushi, Mr. Driller Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey, Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Siphon Filter, Tekken 2, Toy Story 2, Wild Arms, Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party.