Leakers and data miners have revealed that Sony will bring some classics from their rich history to the PS5. Which games will be playable there soon?
Sony is changing the way PS Plus will work, with a new three tier system and a big selection of games that will be playable on PS4 and PS5 with a subscription. The most expensive tier will offer "a catalog of beloved classic games available from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations". Sony hasn't officially said what these games will be, but you know how it goes... that stuff obviously leaked.
[Update: May 30]
The new PS Plus system has started rolling out in parts of Asia, so we already got a look at how the classic games (which you can all see further down below) will perform on the PS4 and PS5. And the answer is... very dire. It's not looking good unfortunately, with reports stating that the emulated classic games run worse than your nose during flu season.
The always amazing Digital Foundry has made a great video, breaking down the technical shortcomings of the classic games on PS5. Check it out here. But don't fret: the offer is still super exciting, and it's only a matter of time, until Sony fixes these issues. Scroll down to see all the classic games coming to PS Plus soon.
[Update: May 16]
Yes, some classic games from this new PS Plus program leaked, which you can read about below. But now we also got the official confirmation by Sony that yes, the leak was legit, and that these games will join the service! According to the blog release, some of these games will get better framerates and upgraded resolution as well. Exciting!
Read all about the classic games coming to PS Plus below, including a full list of every classic game coming to PS4 and PS5.
Data Miner Found Classics Coming to PS Plus
This leak comes from Reddit user u/the_andshrew, who uncovered several classic games in the data of the PlayStation Network. While Sony hasn't officially confirmed, that these games will actually appear on the new PS Plus, it is pretty obviously the case that they will. The service is supposed to go live on June 22, so in less than two months, and it looks like Sony is slowly putting these games into their system.
What Classic Games Are Coming To PS Plus?
The list of games is WIP, as Sony is constantly adding new games to their backend. We will keep it updated as new titles appear. But this is what we got so far:
- Tekken 2 (PS1)
- Ridge Racer 2 (PSP)
- Worms Armageddon (PS1)
- Worms World Party (PS1)
- Mr. Driller (PS1)
Now, I do know a lot about video games and their history, but even I have never heard of Mr. Driller. The other ones, though? Pure fire. Worms Armageddon is my personal highlight. An undeniable classic, man. So many hours of sweaty matches against my brothers... can't wait to relive that memory.
And Tekken 2? Bro, don't get me started. Another stone-cold classic. Those older fighting games still feel great and are just an absolute blast in any party. That's going to be a lot of fun too.
Those games alone are definitely getting me excited. This selection of classics is shaping up to be genuinely exciting and cool, offering actual value to your PS Plus subscription. We're excited to see the full selection of games and if Sony can stick the landing with this.
[Update: May 16]
Here is the full list of every classic game that's coming to PS4 and PS5 via the new PS Plus:
Classic Games Catalog – Original PlayStation and PSP
- Ape Escape | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
- Hot Shots Golf | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
- I.Q. Intelligent Qube | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
- Jumping Flash! | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
- Syphon Filter | Bend Studio, Original PlayStation
- Super Stardust Portable | Housemarque, PSP
Third Party Partners
- Mr. Driller | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation
- Tekken 2 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation
- Worms World Party | Team 17, Original PlayStation
- Worms Armageddon | Team17, Original PlayStation
Classic Games Catalog – Remasters
- Ape Escape 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
- Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits | Japan Studio, PS4
- Dark Cloud | Japan Studio, PS4
- Dark Cloud 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
- FantaVision | SIE, PS4
- Hot Shots Tennis | Japan Studio, PS4
- Jak II | Naughty Dog, PS4
- Jak 3| Naughty Dog, PS4
- Jak X: Combat Racing | Naughty Dog, PS4
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4
- Rogue Galaxy | Japan Studio, PS4
- Siren | Japan Studio, PS4
- Wild Arms 3 | SIE, PS4
Third Party Partners
- Bioshock Remastered | 2K Games, PS4
- Borderlands The Handsome Collection | 2K Games, PS4
- Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition | Gearbox Publishing, PS4
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning | THQ Nordic, PS4
- LEGO Harry Potter Collection | WB Games, PS4
Original PS3 Games (via streaming)
- Crash Commando | Creative Vault Studios, PS3
- Demon’s Souls | From Software, PS3
- echochrome | Japan Studio, PS3
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds | Japan Studio, PS3
- Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational | Japan Studio, PS3
- Ico | Japan Studio, PS3
- Infamous | Sucker Punch, PS3
- Infamous 2 | Sucker Punch, PS3
- Infamous: Festival of Blood | Sucker Punch, PS3
- LocoRoco Cocoreccho! | Japan Studio, PS3
- MotorStorm Apocalypse | Evolution Studios, PS3
- MotorStorm RC | Evolution Studios, PS3
- Puppeteer | Japan Studio, PS3
- rain | Japan Studio, PS3
- Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty | Insomniac Games, PS3
- Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time |Insomniac Games, PS3
- Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus | Insomniac Games, PS3
- Resistance 3 | Insomniac Games, PS3
- Super Stardust HD | Housemarque, PS3
- Tokyo Jungle | Japan Studio, PS3
- When Vikings Attack | Clever Beans, PS3
Third Party Partners
- Asura’s Wrath | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 | Konami, PS3
- Devil May Cry HD Collection | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West | Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., PS3
- F.E.A.R. | WB Games, PS3
- Lost Planet 2 | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 | Koei Tecmo, PS3
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare | Rockstar Games, PS3