Classic PS1 games on PS Plus released in Europe are the 50Hz versions. But Sony says it will be 60Hz soon, even though around half of the games are PAL versions.
The new renewed PS Plus is already -a month later- in Europe and a good number of classic games for PS1 are PAL versions at 50Hz. Sony has already confirmed that the option to change them to 60Hz it’s already on its way.
At the moment we have left you a good list with up to 25 retro PSX, PS2 and PS3 games that you should play if you have PS Plus Premium. What a pity to try it for a while if it is already active Sony service for PlayStation.
The information comes in part thanks to VGC, which has tested all the games right now available on the service. At least half of them seem to be based on the PAL versions.
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PAL versions of these games generally run at a slower speed than their NTSC counterparts. In part because of its different refresh rates for each frequency, something that there were already complaints about at its launch.
And although the same Sony tried to improve these versions in PS Plus Premium with a patch, what he created with it was a kind of ghost effect.
In general, the complaints come because in PAL these games usually run 20% slower than in their NTSC format, in addition to the fact that they can only have a maximum frame rate of 50fps.
Video Games Chronicle can confirm that Ape Escape, Everybody’s Golf, Jumping Flash, Kurushi, Siphon Filter, Wild Arms Y Worms World Party they appear to be based on their PAL versions.
In addition to all of them starting with the screen that has the message from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe u offer multiple choice of language; none is from your NTSC side.
Some games like Jumping Flash also include the Sony patch”enhanced in PAL output“, with which you go from 50Hz to 60Hz to be like NTSC.
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On the other hand third party games like Tekken 2, Mr Driller and Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey they appear to be the 60Hz NTSC versions, although there are also PAL versions available.
As for all this, Sony has posted a tweet through the PlayStation Europe account confirming that they are already working on the possibility of switching to the NTSC versions of each game.
“We are planning to release NTSC options for most classic games offered on PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand regions.“.
However, what they do not confirm is an estimated date to see this implemented in the service. So at the moment this seems to be the norm in all regions until further notice.
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