PlayStation Plus will receive an overhaul this June, introducing three new tiers of subscription for players. The final Premium tier (or Deluxe in South Africa) will offer a library of classic PS1, PS2 and PSP games. Now it appears a few of those games have already appeared on PSN ahead of the PS Plus tiers revamp.
Reddit user the_andshrew has begun compiling a list of PS1 and PSP games suddenly appearing on the PSN ahead of the PS Plus tiers this June. They include Tekken 2, Ridge Racers 2, Mr. Driller, Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party.
This is just the first taste of what we can probably expect on the PS Plus lineup when the library launches in a couple of months. All games unearthed so far are from the PS1 library, with the exception of Ridge Racers 2 which is a PSP game.
PlayStation is slowly uploading these titles to PSN and it’s likely that we’ll get the full list before launch, either through this slow roll-out of leaks or Sony announces the full library themselves.
Previously, another report revealed that four classic Syphon Filter games from the PS1 and PS2 generations were rated for PS4 and PS5, leading many to believe that they will all also be included on the PS Plus library.
The rest of the list is up to speculation at this point, though many believe we’ll see some of the best-sellers from PlayStation’s previous eras make an appearance. These might include a handful of iconic JRPGs including Chrono Trigger and the Final Fantasy series, with fighting games like Tekken 3 and Soul Blade possibly on the table, among many others.
We won’t have to wait much longer as the revamped PS Plus tiers launches in June and July in several regions. The service will seemingly merge with PS Now, allowing for cloud streaming of PS3 games. Unfortunately, countries like South Africa without cloud streaming options won’t have access to the PS3 library in the highest tier.