game news PlayStation Plus: Sony announces a new option for PlayStation One games
The new PlayStation Plus formulas have just been launched in Europe, and therefore here. Unfortunately, one feature is still missing to take advantage of the entire catalog in an optimal way…
the New PlayStation Plus formulas are launched in Europe. Among the catalogue, there are in particular many classic games from old PlayStation consoles. Sony just announced a feature for these.
PAL, NTSC… Cleavage from another era
if you tried start a PlayStation One game on your current console with PlayStation PlusYou may have been in for a bad surprise: it’s in PAL. In fact, in the thirteen ps1 games currently available in the catalog, seven of them are in PAL.
For the little ones who do not understand what we are talking about, a little memory of the past: there was a time when European and North American/Japanese TVs were different. At the time of analog, European countries (but also Russia, Australia, Brazil, several Asian countries…), were in PAL format. The United States and Japan, other large video game consumers and producers outside of Europe, used the NTSC format. In fact, the resolutions and colors were differentbut above all, the frames per second I was! In fact, the PAL versions of retro games are slower than the NTSC versions because the PAL frame rate was 50 Hz while in NTSC it was 60 Hz.
Yes from HD, players no longer have this problem if they play a game in PAL or NTSC, the question arises always for retro games. And precisely, the The catalog of the new PlayStation Plus brings together many retro games, including games released on Sony’s first console. However, PS1 games currently on the European PS+ are in PAL so at 50 frames per second. Sony has just announced that this will change.
We are planning to implement NTSC options for most of the classic games offered on the PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plan in the Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand regions. More information about PlayStation Plus: https://t.co/KkPZyUdUd7
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) June 23, 2022
We plan to implement NTSC options for most classic games offered on PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plans in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. More information about PlayStation Plus: play.st/3OAAwpD
Soon we should be able to play PS1 games in NTSC at home!
Therefore, we can happy to have other options, offering games at 60 Hz, in the near future. Note also that this option also applies to Asiawho had had the unpleasant surprise of discovering PS1 games in PAL on the new PS+, even in some countries historically in NTSC. You North American PS+ he proposed directly NTSC versionsso we hope that this new option for our PS + arrives very soon.
According to CVGcurrently the games Ape Escape, Everybody’s Golf, Jumping Flash, Kurushi, Siphon Filter, Wild Arms and Worms World Party are on PAL versions. Also, these games start with a screen showing Sony Computer Entertainment Europe or a screen offering multiple languages. These screens were not appearing on NTSC releases at the time. Other games like Jumping Flash offer a patch with “improved PAL output”. According to VGC, it appears to be an attempt to optimize the output towards a frame rate closer to 60Hz. Only, this technology creates visual representation degradations. the third party games such as Tekken 2, Mr. Driller or Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey are already in NTSC versions at 60Hz
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