PS Plus Premium: It is becoming more and more likely that we will get stuttering PS1 versions in Europe

PS1 classics like Resident Evil 1 are playable in the US in 60 Hz, but probably not in Europe.



PS1 classics like Resident Evil 1 are playable in the US in 60 Hz, but probably not in Europe.

After the new PS Plus Premium launched in Southeast Asia on May 23, there was a lot of confusion. Many PlayStation 1 masterpieces only ran at 50Hz, which made them look choppy on modern TVs. We have already reported on this and were able to confirm the problem:

Disappointing start for PS1 fans: many classic games run slowly and jerkily on PS Plus Premium


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Disappointing start for PS1 fans: many classic games run slowly and jerkily on PS Plus Premium

The Japanese launch on June 1st, on the other hand, was much more promising, all games were available in their 60 Hz versions, just like now with the North American PS Plus premium launch on June 13th. That still doesn’t bode well for European PS1 fans, however.

Full US lineup with NTSC versions

What made PS Plus Premium’s Southeast Asian launch so irritating was that PS Plus Premium included a wild mix of versions for the deprecated PAL television standard and the American and Japanese NTSC standards, despite almost all of the territory being NTSC-standard applied.

Sony did the same with the PlayStation Classic, much to the annoyance of fans:

PlayStation Classic in the test - mini console with dubious filling


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Many PS1 games ran at 30fps in their NTSC variants.  In the PAL versions, it's only 25 fps, which means that the intervals between individual frames vary greatly, which leads to severe jerking.






Many PS1 games ran at 30fps in their NTSC variants. In the PAL versions, it’s only 25 fps, which means that the intervals between individual frames vary greatly, which leads to severe jerking.

VideoGameChronicle has now confirmedannounced that all PS1 games previously included in the Southeast Asian and Japanese releases will be available as NTSC versions. This also applies to the previously unannounced Resident Evil 1 original.

Here is the list of all confirmed PS1 games to be included in PS Plus Premium:

PS Plus Premium: All previously known games for the new service


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European PS1 fans have to worry

Only NTSC versions could have been released in the USA and Japan for two reasons: On the one hand, only NTSC versions for the PS1 were released in both regions, so you want to offer the players as much nostalgia as possible, but the localization also plays a role a role. For example, no game has ever been released in Japan with French, German, or Spanish localization.

Fewer than twenty NTSC versions have ever been released with German on-screen text, according to the PlayStation DataCenter website.  Including PaRappa The Rapper.  (Image: PS4 Remaster)






Fewer than twenty NTSC versions have ever been released with German on-screen text, according to the PlayStation DataCenter website. Including PaRappa The Rapper. (Image: PS4 Remaster)

Only PAL versions offer corresponding translations, which is why we should also expect those versions for the Germany launch on June 23rd. When we got a taste of the Southeast Asian launch, all PAL versions were playable in German without exception.

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However, a simultaneous release of both the PAL and NTSC versions would probably be the best option. Then you could at least choose between smooth gameplay and German localization.

Is a German voice output or gameplay in 60 Hz more important to you?

Reference-www.gamepro.de