Possible leak of PS Plus Premium PS1 games online
PlayStation is already adding classic games to the PSN backend, as users are finding references to several titles that come with new PS Plus releases.
Following the announcement of a completely revamped and reworked three-tier system PlayStation More subscription model, the more expensive version has been confirmed to feature classic PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 games. Information is scarce on which games, exactly, could be reintroduced to the PlayStation ecosystem this way, but that may well change soon.
Some PSN users have discovered that PlayStation is already adding metadata referring to certain games that may be included in the aforementioned list of PlayStation Plus classics. At the time of writing, three games have already been discovered and the community is looking for more information regarding other possible inclusions.
Namely, Reddit user the_andshrew discovered ID numbers, refreshed boot images, and other assorted metadata for tekken 2 and Mr Driller of the original PlayStation console, as well as ridge runner 2 from PlayStation Portable. Curiously, while the four classics siphon filter games appeared elsewhere a few days ago, they haven’t been discovered on PSN yet. At first, only two games were found, with Mr Driller added to the array later, which could mean that the_andshrew will update it further, if it finds more information.
Claims of classic PlayStation games coming to PlayStation Plus have been very common after Sony announced the upgrade to the service, and some PSN users even claim to have encountered a leaked classic game UI on PlayStation 5. Such claims must be taken with a pinch of salt, however, and what makes the table presented particularly interesting is that all the information contained therein can be independently verified. In other words – it’s much more likely to be true.
All of this, however, shouldn’t be too surprising in itself. Recently, it was revealed that PlayStation was forming a game preservation team to save beloved classics for generations to come, and Sony seems to be taking the project seriously so far. If the Extra and Premium tiers of PlayStation Plus are really to offer the kind of value that Sony is delivering with this overhaul of the service, PlayStation veterans might have a lot to look forward to in the months ahead.
Additionally, Sony may be taking a similar approach with PC, as PlayStation hires a PC-focused director to maximize its reach. These are big steps for what was once a very closed gaming ecosystem, and seeing the official PlayStation brand on a wider range of devices and platforms than ever before is a very exciting development indeed. Whether that pays off for Sony in the long run, however, is another matter altogether.
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