PS Plus Premium Adds Helpful New Feature for PS1 Games

The PlayStation Plus Premium tier now offers a helpful new feature for subscribers playing classic PS1 games on PS4 and PS5 consoles.

That PlayStationPlus The Premium catalog continues to grow every month, and subscribers can now take advantage of a new feature available in classic PS1 games on the service. The new PS Plus Premium feature should come in handy this December when PlayStation announces a new brand new line of classic games.

PS Plus Premium subscribers have access to classic PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 games with new additions every month. The PS1 catalog is among the most updated for PS Plus Premium, which includes titles like monkey escape, Mr. Bohrer, Hot Shots Golfand Tekken 2. Initially, PS Plus offered PAL versions of PS1 games at launch. These PAL titles would run at 50Hz with lower performance compared to the standard NTSC 60Hz versions of PS1 games. Thankfully, PS Plus now offers the NTSC versions, and a handy new feature allows PS4 and PS5 players to sort PAL and NTSC games.


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Reddit user u/digidude23 spotted that PS Plus has added a feature that allows players to sort PAL and NTSC versions of PS1 games. PS Plus subscribers can select the “Change Region” option in the settings menu for classic PS1 games on PS4 and PS5. If the player changes the game’s region from PAL to NTSC, the game will reset and launch with the newly selected NTSC version. If desired, the player can change the region of the PS1 game back to PAL. The Change Region option is under the Controls option, so it’s hard to miss once the game is paused.

Because PS Plus NTSC games offer 60Hz support, PS Plus members can take advantage of a game’s intended frame rate and resolution on PS4 and PS5. PAL versions were about 20% slower than their NTSC counterparts, so it’s recommended to check the game’s selected region if you’re experiencing slowdowns and frame drops while playing a classic title.

Although the PS Plus Premium PS2 and PSP offerings are currently missing, Sony continues to improve the service and add new features to enhance the user experience. Also, a classic PSP game is coming to PS Plus, so Sony may be preparing to finally add more PS2 and PSP games to its premium service soon. However, players should wait for the official confirmation from Sony.

Luckily, subscribers won’t have to wait long for free PS Plus games for PS4 and PS5 in December 2022. From December 6th Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, biomutantand Divine knockout will be available with PS Plus. Players have until December 5th to redeem free PS Plus games for November 2022.

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