The Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee has given ratings to two games that have already been released but have been rated for newer platforms, meaning the Asian island nation has unwittingly leaked the PlayStation Plus expansion.
The two games in question are Tekken 6 and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, rated for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Tekken 6 was released in 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Portable (there was no PC version; the arcade version was released in late 2007). Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny was released in 2009, but only for PSP. Bandai Namco published both games.
So expect the PlayStation 3 version of Tekken 6 (or PSP, if we have horrible luck…), and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (we keep spelling the franchise name as Soul Calibur) was a PSP-only release. PS3 games are currently only available from the cloud, and PSP titles are only available on the most expensive subscription tier of PlayStation Plus, so it’s safe to say that PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers will be getting these two games. Given that we’ve long said that it is the subscription tier that’s hardly expanding, it’s about time more PS1, PS2, and PSP titles made the list.
Sony has been developing games internally since the first PlayStation, so for almost thirty years. There’s simply no excuse not to bring out older titles that a PlayStation 5 can almost certainly emulate with ease (and dare we say it, a PlayStation 4 could do the same…), and there are plenty of IPs that Sony owns that they could take a chance on. For example, the ENTIRE Twisted Metal franchise, not just select episodes, could be available. Or would there be so much hassle with the copyrights on the music?
Sony has not yet announced the two games, and it would not be a massive surprise if they don’t do so for a more extended period. In any case, PlayStation Plus Premium needs a significant upgrade.