PlayStation Plus is expanding, not only with new games – often arriving on the day of release – but also with valuable improvements to help you run older titles.
A new logo featuring the PlayStation Plus icon and Day 1 Release has been added to a game coming to PS4 and PS5. PlayStation Plus subscriptions will become a tiered system in early 2022, but the service will continue to offer monthly titles to all subscribers at no extra charge.
However, Kabirsingh84 on Reddit noticed that Sony had added a new “Day 1” logo to the image of DKO: Devine Knockout.
The game will be released as a paid title on PC and Xbox consoles on December 6, the same day it launches on PS Plus. This is undoubtedly an advantage for Sony, as Devine Knockout will be offered at no extra cost. Of course, players will have to pre-pay for PS Plus and add the game to their library before the end of the promotional period.
Sony has repeatedly confirmed that there won’t be many first-day releases in the PlayStation Plus offering. However, the number of titles offered by the Japanese giant is growing. Indie games such as Bugsnax, Oddworld Soulstorm and the hugely popular cat adventure game Stray have all found a massive fanbase since they were released as part of the PS Plus service.
More enjoyable PS1 games
The PlayStation Plus Premium catalogue grows each month, and subscribers can now take advantage of a new feature available within the service’s classic PS1 games.
PS Plus Premium subscribers will have access to classic PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 games, with new additions every month. PS Plus initially offered PAL versions of PS1 games at launch. These PAL titles ran at 50 Hz, with worse performance than the standard NTSC 60 Hz versions of PS1 games.
Thankfully, PS Plus now offers NTSC versions too, and a convenient new feature allows PS4 and PS5 players to choose between PAL and NTSC games.
Reddit user u/digidude23 has discovered that PS Plus has added a feature that allows players to choose between PAL and NTSC versions of PS1 games. PS Plus subscribers can now select the “Change Region” option in the settings menu for classic PS1 games on PS4 and PS5. If the player changes the game region from PAL to NTSC, the game will reset and start with the newly selected NTSC version. The player can change the PS1 game region to PAL if they wish.
PS Plus NTSC games support 60 Hz so that PS Plus members can take advantage of the game’s intended frame rate and resolution on PS4 and PS5. The PAL versions performed roughly 20% slower than their NTSC counterparts, so it’s recommended to check your chosen region of the game before playing.
Star Wars: Battlefront II may come to Premium?!
PS Plus Premium, the top tier of Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription service, will be joined later this month by the classic PSP game Star Wars Battlefront 2, according to a recently leaked announcement.
As pointed out by Push Square, the PlayStation Store has leaked the PSP version of the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 as a new game coming to the PS Plus Premium offering.
While some fans may be happy that any PSP game will be included in the PS Plus Premium offering, it’s worth pointing out that the PSP version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 hasn’t been nearly as well received as its PS2 counterpart. Some may still be a little disappointed by this development.
It should be stressed that, at the time of writing, there has been no official announcement that the PSP version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be coming to PS Plus Premium. The way Sony usually handles PS Plus announcements, it’s likely that fans will have to wait a few more weeks before they hear about the new PS Plus Premium games that will be released in December 2022.
There is a new ‘Day 1 Release’ logo with the Plus symbol on Divine Knockout’s poster on the blog post. Could this mean that we can expect more day 1 releases in the future even after Sony said that Stray on day 1 was an anomaly? from PlayStationPlus