PlayStation Plus: Sony announces a new option for PlayStation One games

Gaming News PlayStation Plus: Sony announces a new option for PlayStation One games

The new PlayStation Plus formulas have just launched in Europe and therefore here. Unfortunately, one feature is still missing in order to use the entire catalog optimally…

That New PlayStation Plus formulas launch in Europe. Among the catalog there are especially 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 Plusmaybe you got a nasty surprise: it is in PAL. Actually on the thirteen PS1 games currently available in the catalogue, seven of them are in PAL.

For the youngest of you who wouldn’t understand what we’re talking about, a little throwback to the past: There was a time when European and North American/Japanese TVs were different. At the analog time, European countries (but also Russia, Australia, Brazil, several Asian countries…) were in PAL format. The United States and Japan, other major video game consumers and manufacturers outside of Europe, used the NTSC format. Actually the Resolutions and colors were differentbut especially the frame rate was! In fact, the PAL versions of retro games are slower than the NTSC versions because the frame rate was PAL 50 Hz, while in NTSC it was 60 Hz.

If from HD, Players no longer have this problem whether they are playing a game in PAL or NTSC, the question arises always for retro games. And exactly that Catalog of the new PlayStation Plus brings together many retro games, including games released on Sony’s first console. However, the PS1 games are currently on the European PS+ are in PAL, so at 50 frames per second. Sony just announced that’s about to change.

We plan to introduce NTSC options for the majority of classic games offered on PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plans in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. More information on PlayStation Plus: play.st/3OAAwpD

We should be able to play NTSC PS1 games at home soon!

We can therefore glad to have other options, which offers games at 60 Hz, in the near future. Also note that this option also applies to Asiawho had the unpleasant surprise of discovering it PS1 games in PAL on the new PS+, even in some countries historically in NTSC. the North American PS+ proposed to him direct NTSC versionsso we hope that this new option will be available for our PS + very soon.

Corresponding VGCcurrently the games Ape Escape, Everybody’s Golf, Jumping Flash, Kurushi, Siphon Filter, Wild Arms and Worms World Party are included PAL versions. Also, these games start with either a screen that displays Sony Computer Entertainment Europe or a screen that offers multiple languages. These screens did not appear in NTSC releases at the time. Other games like Jumping Flash offer a Patch with “extended PAL output”. According to VGC, it appears to be an attempt to optimize the output to a framerate close to 60Hz. This technology creates degradations in visual rendering. That Third Party Games like Tekken 2, Mr. Driller or Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey already in NTSC versions at 60Hz.

Source : VGC

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