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PlayStation Plus’ highest tier slams to an apparent halt on classic games - Ars Technica

PlayStation Plus’ highest tier slams to an apparent halt on classic games - Ars Technica

PlayStation Plus’ highest tier slams to an apparent halt on classic games - Ars Technica
Aug 10, 2022 1 min, 19 secs

As Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service continues racking up subscribers, its biggest competitor Sony recently swiped back with changes and upgrades to its PlayStation Plus service.

Should you pre-pay for the "premium" tier, you can access hundreds of games from every PlayStation generation for $10 per month, including a good mix of hits and acclaimed indies (along with hundreds of games that neither set sales charts nor critics' lists on fire).

PlayStation Plus' apparent counter to this came in a new "classics" library, exclusively on the service's priciest tier, which would contain the PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable game libraries.

Sony tells PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers that its classics will grow to "up to 340" games, but this number includes titles that had already been on the PlayStation Now streaming service, which revolves almost exclusively around PlayStation 3 games.

North American PS Plus Premium subscribers can access 294 PS3 games (though about five of these are iterative updates or DLC packages).

For example, republishing any '90s EA Sports classics on PlayStation Plus would require that Sony not only shake hands with EA but also work out deals with athletes and other potential license holders represented in older games.

But for those PlayStation fans who pre-purchased a full year of PS Plus Premium with expectations of Sony celebrating its '90s and early '00s reign, the wait will apparently continue to be tough—especially as Microsoft pushes a hardware-agnostic approach to attract more gamers.

Sony representatives did not immediately reply to Ars Technica's questions about what to expect from PlayStation Plus' classic game selection in the coming months.


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