The new PS Plus service will allow players to view original PlayStation games with a CRT filter, plus various visual options.
The revamped PlayStation Plus launches in Asia this week, and it will make its way to Europe on June 23rd. Some details have already leaked. PlayStation games will be viewable in several resolutions—4:3 for 16:9, native, and stretched. And there are three visual filters available: default, modern, and retro classic.
The retro classic option veils the screen with a kind of CRT fuzz. The Switch Online service allows a similar version of this with its SNES games. On there, you can overlays the screen with horizontal scan lines; it doesn’t look great, to be honest.
The service allows subscribers of its premium tier access to a catalogue of older games. These include PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable games to download. Resetera user brokenswiftie (via Eurogamer) uploaded images of these visual options in action. It’s worth pointing out, too, that the game on display is Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, which wasn’t in the list that Sony released recently. So there will likely be more games than we know about launching with the service.
There are also other screenshots out there of people playing what looks the PSP Ridge Racer, from 2004. And other images demonstrating the pause and rewind functionality available when playing PS1 games.
In other recent PS Plus news, we now know that PS1 games will have added trophy support. At least, Syphon Filter will have, as Bend Studio recently confirmed. And it would be a bit weird—and actually sort of amazing—if it was only Syphon Filter that had trophies. Gabe Logan would approve.