Classic original PlayStation games that are included in the PlayStation Plus Premium tier have been confirmed to run at 60hz in North America.
According to VGC, North American subscribers of PlayStation Plus Premium have access to the NTSC versions of classic games, which run at 60hz, compared to the PAL ones, which only run at 50hz. The PAL versions of games are typically used in regions such as Europe and Australia, and they have slower fresh rates which result in lower framerates.
Here are the current original PlayStation classic titles available in the Premium tier:
- Ape Escape
- Hotshots Golf
- IQ Intelligent Qube
- Jumping Flash
- Mr Driller
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
- Syphon Filter
- Tekken 2
- Wild Arms
- Worms Armageddon
- Worms World Party
The new PlayStation Plus launches today, June 13, in North America and will come to Europe on June 22. While it’s now confirmed that North American users have the NTSC versions of classic games, Europe will most likely get the PAL versions.
This isn’t the first time Sony included PAL versions of its games into a collection. Back in 2018, Sony released the PlayStation Classic, its own version of a mini-console. The games included in the system had a mix of NTSC and PAL versions, even in the ones that were sold in North America, resulting in lower refresh rates for some of the games. The decision sparked frustration among fans, but this time around, Sony seems to have learned its lesson.
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