The new PlayStation Plus is rolling out across Europe, with PS1 games currently running the 50Hz PAL versions, but Sony promises the NTSC 60Hz versions are on the way.
You might start to notice that Sony has begun to release the revamped PS Plus across Europe. But last month, when it started being made available in Asia, it looked like Sony was using the slower 50Hz versions of PS1 games. Rather the smoother 60Hz versions.
Later on, Sony attempted to fix this by supposedly ‘improving’ them, but it kind of just made things worse. So in general, for purists who like their games a certain way, the rollout hasn’t been the most successful.
And as it stands, the European versions of the game are 50Hz. Which is what the territory would have had when they first released.
The reason it matters is because 50Hz games could only run up to a maximum of 25 frames per second. Rather than 60Hz’s 30FPS.
what has sony said?
VGC has tested all 13 PS1 games currently available, of which seven appear to be based on the PAL version. But on Twitter, PlayStation Europe confirmed it would be rolling out NTSC options.
“We’re planning to roll out NTSC options for a majority of classic games offered on the PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plan in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand regions,” wrote the Twitter account.
This is good news for those that want that smoother gaming experience. Though it is odd that Sony didn’t just release these versions of the game in the first place. Especially considering they are arguably better than the PAL options.
Not only that, some regions that originally used NTSC were given PAL versions of certain games. So it does make it feel like not entirely enough care was put into this refreshed service from Sony.
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