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

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The new PlayStation Plus formulas have just been launched in Europe, and therefore here. Unfortunately, a feature is still missing to enjoy the entire catalog in an optimal way …

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

PAL, NTSC … Cleavage from another era

If you tried that launch a PlayStation One game on your current console with PlayStation Plusyou may have had a bad surprise: it is in PAL. Actually on thirteen PS1 games currently available in the catalog, seven of them are in PAL.

To the youngest of you who would not see what we are talking about, a little flashback to 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 major consumers and producers of video games outside Europe, used the NTSC format. Actually resolutions and colors were differentbut above all frame rate was! Actually 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, players no longer have this problem whether they play a game in PAL or NTSC, the question arises always for retro games. And just that the catalog of the new PlayStation Plus brings together many retro games, including games released on Sony’s first console. However, the PS1 games are at the moment European PS + is in PAL, ie at 50 frames per second. Sony has just announced that this will change.

We plan to roll out NTSC capabilities 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

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

We can therefore happy to have other options, offering games at 60 Hz, in the near future. Note also that this option also applies to Asiawho had been given the unpleasant surprise to discover PS1 games in PAL on the new PS +, even in some countries historically in the NTSC. that North American PS + proposed to him direct NTSC versionsso we hope this new option for our PS + comes very soon.

According to VGCcurrently the games Ape Escape, Everybody’s Golf, Jumping Flash, Kurushi, Siphon Filter, Wild Arms and Worms World Party are included in PAL versions. Moreover, these games start either with a screen showing Sony Computer Entertainment Europe or a screen offering multiple languages. These screenshots did not appear on NTSC releases at that time. Other games like Jumping Flash offer one patch with “improved PAL output”. According to VGC, it appears to be an attempt to optimize the output at a frame rate approaching 60 Hz. Only, this technology creates deterioration of the visual reproduction. That third party games such as Tekken 2, Mr. Teasing or Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey is already in NTSC versions at 60Hz.

Source: VGC

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