As Sony begins to ramp up for the launch of the new PlayStation Plus service, more and more details regarding the classic game collection have come to light. Remember, Sony plans on launching the new service in Asia markets this week which means the full lineup of games and details on how the classic titles will work can’t be hidden away much longer.
The latest information comes from the Asia PlayStation Store where Sony has listed the classic PlayStation One games for sale. According to the store, a handful of games including Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee, Worm’s World Party, Worm’s Armageddon and Ridge Racer 2 have been uploaded to the storefront. These games have also been priced between 20 and 40 Ringgit in Malaysia. This equals between R80 and R180 depending on the game.
Sony has yet to reveal the official pricing for these classic games in other regions yet. However, the company will make them all available for sale outside of the two PlayStation Plus tiers that offer them as a freebie service.
Interestingly, Sony has also listed a handful of features on these new games. It seems that these classics won’t just be simple ports. We already know that these classic games will now feature trophy support. This was announced last week through the official Sony Bend Twitter account detailing the classic Syphon Filter trophies. However, games will also come with quicksave, custom video filters and enhanced up-rendering.
Sony has yet to showcase these features but they sound pretty self-explanatory. When playing these classic games, users will be able to instantly save and resume their progress at any point. Sort of like playing on an emulator. The games will also come with various render techniques that aim to enhance the visual experience while playing the game.
The all-new PlayStation Plus is expected to launch today in some Asia markets. Given that it has been a week since Sony shared the first batch of games included in the service, we can most likely see the rest of the game today. Sony can’t hide the roster away forever. Once the service is live, anyone can go and look at the game library.
The service is expected to launch in South Africa on 23 June and start at R119 and go up to R209 depending on your tier.
Source; PS Store