Sony announces some current and classic games coming to PS Plus revamp in June

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Sony has finally given us a detailed list of the games that will be available on its revamped PlayStation Plus service that it announced back in March. As promised back then, there are a number of PS1, PS2 and PSP games available for download, as well as PS3 games available to stream with PS4 and PS5 games available for either option (though streaming is not supported in all regions).

Note that Sony says these are "some" of the games that will be available in the "launch time frame" for the new PS Plus. While they don't specify exactly what they consider the launch time frame, it's worth noting that it will not rollout worldwide at the same time. The service will launch in Asia on May 24, in Japan on June 2, North and South American on June 13 and Europe, Australia and New Zealand on June 23, so it's possible that not all of these will be available at launch, especially if it debuts earlier in your region. The blog also stipulates that not all games will be available in all regions, and that streaming may not be available immediately for certain titles, but downloads will be.

It appears as if Sony will honour digital purchases made during the PS3/PS Vita era - for some titles anyway. Since PS1 games could be purchased digitally on the PS3 and Vita, and PSP games could also be purchased digitally on the Vita, anyone who has purchased "select" titles in the past will not have to make a separate purchase or sign up to PS Plus to access them (though it appears as though they will only be available for download, not streaming). Some PS1 and PSP titles will also let you save your game at anytime, have improved resolution, higher framerates, and will include a rewind function.

For those that need a quick refresher, the new PS Plus service will have three tiers; Essential, Extra, and Premium. Essential will give users what PS Plus does right now: access to online multiplayer, occasional discounts on the PS Store, and a handful of monthly games to download. Extra adds in part of what PS Now offers right now, with some PS4 and PS5 games being available to download or stream. Premium will let players access a library of classic PlayStation titles from the PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP. All of these can be downloaded or streamed, with the exception of the PS3 titles, which can only be streamed. In areas where streaming is not an option, Premium is replaced with the slightly-cheaper Deluxe tier to account for the lack of streaming. (Sony has not mentioned whether the Deluxe tier will be available in regions where streaming is an option for users who aren't interested in streaming.) Sony says the list of available games on the Deluxe and Premium tiers will refresh in the middle of every month.

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 Games (Extra and Premium/Deluxe tiers)
  • Alienation | Housemarque, PS4
  • Ashen | Annapurna Interactive, PS4
  • Batman: Arkham Knight | WB Games, PS4
  • Bloodborne | FromSoftware, PS4
  • Celeste | Maddy Makes Games, PS4
  • Cities: Skylines | Paradox Interactive, PS4
  • Concrete Genie | Pixelopus, PS4
  • Control: Ultimate Edition | 505 Games, PS4/PS5
  • Days Gone | Bend Studio, PS4
  • Dead Cells| Motion Twin, PS4
  • Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition | Housemarque, PS4
  • Death Stranding and Death Stranding Director’s Cut | Kojima Productions, PS4/PS5
  • Demon’s Souls | Bluepoint Games, PS5
  • Destruction AllStars | Lucid Games, PS5
  • Everybody’s Golf | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Far Cry 3 Remaster | Ubisoft, PS4
  • Far Cry 4 | Ubisoft, PS4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition | Square Enix Co. LTD, PS4
  • For Honor | Ubisoft, PS4
  • Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut | Sucker Punch, PS4/ PS5
  • God of War | Santa Monica Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Hollow Knight | Team Cherry, PS4
  • Horizon Zero Dawn | Guerrilla, PS4
  • Infamous First Light | Sucker Punch, PS4
  • Infamous Second Son | Sucker Punch, PS4
  • Knack | Japan Studio, PS4
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 | Sumo Digital, PS4
  • LocoRoco Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • LocoRoco 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Square Enix Co. LTD., PS4/PS5
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man | Insomniac Games, PS4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales | Insomniac Games, PS4/PS5
  • Matterfall |Housemarque, PS4
  • MediEvil | Other Ocean, PS4
  • Mortal Kombat 11 | WB Games, PS4/PS5
  • Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • NBA 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5
  • Outer Wilds | Annapurna Interactive, PS4
  • Patapon Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Patapon 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 | Rockstar Games, PS4
  • Resident Evil | Capcom Co., Ltd, PS4
  • Resogun | Housemarque, PS4
  • Returnal | Housemarque, PS5
  • Shadow of the Colossus | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Soulcalibur VI | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole | Ubisoft, PS4
  • Tearaway Unfolded |Media Molecule, PS4
  • The Artful Escape | Annapurna Interactive, PS4/PS5
  • The Crew 2 | Ubisoft, PS4
  • The Last Guardian | Japan Studio, PS4
  • The Last of Us Remastered | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division | Ubisoft, PS4
  • Until Dawn | Supermassive Games, PS4
  • Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection |Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • WipEout Omega Collection | Clever Beans & Creative Vault Studios, PS4
Certain PS4 games that are remasters of classic PlayStation titles will also only be available to the Premium/Deluxe tier. It appears as though remasters of PS1 and PS2 games will be exclusive to the higher tier, while PS3 remasters can go either way (with Far Cry 3 Remastered and Resident Evil available to the Extra tier. but BioShock Remastered and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition exclusive to Premium/Deluxe), though Sony has not commented specifically on what the distinction is. The few PSP remasters available - LocoRoco 1 and 2 Remastered, Patapon 1 and 2 Remastered - are available to the Extra tier.

PlayStation Remasters (Premium/Deluxe tier)
  • Ape Escape 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Bioshock Remastered | 2K Games, PS4
  • Borderlands The Handsome Collection | 2K Games, PS4
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition | Gearbox Publishing, PS4
  • Dark Cloud | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • FantaVision | SIE, PS4
  • Hot Shots Tennis | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Jak II | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak 3| Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak X: Combat Racing | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning | THQ Nordic, PS4
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection | WB Games, PS4
  • Rogue Galaxy | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Siren | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Wild Arms 3 | SIE, PS4
Original PlayStation and PlayStation Portable Games (Premium/Deluxe tier)
  • Ape Escape | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Hot Shots Golf | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • I.Q. Intelligent Qube | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Jumping Flash! | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Mr. Driller | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation
  • Syphon Filter | Bend Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Super Stardust Portable | Housemarque, PSP
  • Tekken 2 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation
  • Worms World Party | Team 17, Original PlayStation
  • Worms Armageddon | Team17, Original PlayStation
PlayStation 3 Games (Premium tier) (Streaming only)
  • Asura’s Wrath | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 | Konami, PS3
  • Crash Commando | Creative Vault Studios, PS3
  • Demon’s Souls | From Software, PS3
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • echochrome | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West | Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., PS3
  • F.E.A.R. | WB Games, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ico | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Infamous | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous 2 | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho! | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Lost Planet 2 | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • MotorStorm RC | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 | Koei Tecmo, PS3
  • Puppeteer | Japan Studio, PS3
  • rain | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time |Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare |Rockstar Games, PS3
  • Resistance 3 | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Super Stardust HD | Housemarque, PS3
  • Tokyo Jungle | Japan Studio, PS3
  • When Vikings Attack | Clever Beans, PS3
Another benefit of the Premium/Deluxe tier is time-limited game trials. Certain games will let you download a trial version and get two hours of play time (for "most" games), with all save data and trophies transferring to the full title if you purchase it. The following titles will be receiving trials:
  • Cyberpunk 2077 | CD Projekt, PS5
  • Farming Simulator 22 | Giants Software GmBH, PS4/PS5
  • Horizon Forbidden West | Guerrilla, PS4/PS5
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderland | 2K Games, PS4/PS5
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | Naughty Dog, PS5
  • WWE 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5
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No Tales of, no FF XIII... didn't even bother adding good PSP and PS1 games. And the PS4 selection is basically PS Plus and PS Plus Collection offerings with a few commercially failed games.
I was also hoping for tales of. Final fantasy xiii is on gamepass in 4k, not sure if lightning returns is on there yet though.
 

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Its pretty cool that those who already have PS1 and PSP games purchased on PSP, PS3 and PS Vita won't need to sign the new subscription or buy the games again, just download them again on PS4 and PS5, I really didn't expect the Sony did such a good thing.

But on the other hand I am very disappointed with the PS1, PSP and PS2 catalogue...

Still... at the moment I'm finding it much more interesting than the gamepass because the PS4 and PS5 games appeal to me more.

If it weren't for Xbox this'd never happen. Some good came of it.

Still, let's see how it ultimately compares to GamePass.
I found this:


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Honestly AC Valhalla (Ubisoft + Classic) and Spiderman Miles Morales alone already convinced me.

But I'll probably get the Extra and not the Premium (or Deluxe since here in Brazil there is no streaming), I won't be able to play PS3 games and the PS1, PS2 and PSP library is still pretty weak...
 
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They're just emulated. Badly.
Why ''Badly'' ?
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As far as I know the emulator runs pretty well on a PS4 Pro (the base PS4 may have some drops but it is still significantly better than the original game on PS2)

From what I've seen only Ape Escape 2 has a problem in emulation and this is only on PS5 because of a glitch in the backwards compatibility, almost certainly this can be easily fixed with a patch.
 

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Why ''Badly'' ?
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As far as I know the emulator runs pretty well on a PS4 Pro (the base PS4 may have some drops but it is still significantly better than the original game on PS2)

From what I've seen only Ape Escape 2 has a problem in emulation and this is only on PS5 because of a glitch in the backwards compatibility, almost certainly this can be easily fixed with a patch.
I don't know about the other games, but the Jak trilogy is known for running really badly with framerate issues, loads of visual glitches, control bugs, etc.
 

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If anyone was wondering how it could get any worse, there's this. Same nonsense as the PlayStation Classic with near worthless PAL versions of otherwise good games. Why are they doing this?

 

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it's just 10 fps over higher resolution. not a big deal
Many conversions of the time weren't properly optimized for PAL so they end up running 17% slower with a squished image to account for the higher resolution. Aside from just being gross and ugly, this is a very big deal for any game that requires precision timing.
 
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