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


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 so here. Unfortunately, one feature is still missing to enjoy the entire catalog in an optimal way …

The new PlayStation Plus formulas are launched in Europe. Among the catalog there are in particular many classic games from old PlayStation consoles. Sony just announced a feature for these.

PAL, NTSC … Neckline from another era

If you tried start a PlayStation One game on your current console with PlayStation Plusyou may have had a nasty surprise: it’s in PAL. In fact, on the thirteen PS1 games currently available in the catalog, seven of them are in PAL.

For the little ones who would not see what we are talking about, a small return to the past: there was a time when European and North American / Japanese TVs were different. At the time of analogue, European countries (but also Russia, Australia, Brazil, several Asian countries …), were in PAL format. The United States and Japan, other large consumers and game makers outside of Europe, have used the NTSC format. In fact the resolutions and colors were differentbut above all the frame rate 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.

If from HD, gamers no longer have this problem whether they play PAL or NTSC, the question arises always for retro games. And precisely, the catalog of the new PlayStation Plus brings together many retro games, including games released on Sony’s first console. However, the PS1 games currently in progress The European PS + are in PAL, so at 50 frames per second. Sony just announced that this will change.

We plan to roll out NTSC options for most of the classic games offered on the PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plans in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. More information on PlayStation Plus:

Soon we should be able to play PS1 games in NTSC at home!

We can therefore happy to have other options, offering 60 Hz games in the near future. Also note that this option also applies to Asiathat he had had the unpleasant surprise of finding out PS1 games in PAL on the new PS +, even in some countries historically in NTSC. the PS + North American he proposed versions directly NTSCso we hope this new option for our PS + arrives very soon.

According to VGCApe Escape, Everybody’s Golf, Jumping Flash, Kurushi, Siphon Filter, Wild Arms and Worms World Party games are currently running 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 in the NTSC versions at that 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 framerate approaching 60Hz. Only, this technology creates degradation of the visual rendering. The third party games like Tekken 2, Mr. Driller or Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey are already in the NTSC versions at 60 Hz.

Source: VGC

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