All the PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3 RPGs for PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a new revamp to the PlayStation Plus service on March 29. This service is coming in three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium/Deluxe. Premium is the standard name of the service for regions that offer cloud streaming, primarily to play PlayStation 3 games in what used to be PlayStation Now. Deluxe is the name of the service for the select markets that do not have the cloud streaming service offered to them, but they will still be able to play PS1, PS2, and PSP games.
Essential offers the same baseline benefits of PlayStation Plus as we know it today, with access to online multiplayer, cloud storage, and two free downloadable games monthly. Extra adds on a catalog of select PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles.
Now the Premium/Deluxe tier is something that has caught the eye of many PlayStation fans. This highest tier gives all the benefits of Essential and Extra, of course. It also opens the door to select PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3 titles as well.
There are several caveats. PS3 games can only be played via cloud streaming. This service does not allow users to simply pop-in their old PS1, PS2, and PS3 discs into the PS5 and have those games function.
Sony Interactive Entertainment further clarified some finer details on its classic games catalog offerings.
PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe members will have a selection of popular classic games to play, with some titles that will show improved frame rates and higher-quality resolution compared to their original launch versions. For select original PlayStation and PSP classic games, members will also enjoy a new user interface with menus that allow you to save your game at any time, or even rewind the game if you want a do-over.
Also, players who have previously purchased the digital version of select games from the original PlayStation and PSP generation will not have to make a separate purchase or sign up to PlayStation Plus to play these titles on PS4 or PS5. When these titles are released for PS4 and PS5, players can head to PlayStation Store and download a version for the consoles at no extra cost if they already own the digital version of the title. Some of the titles will also be available for individual purchase.
Unfortunately, many older PlayStation RPGs we listed last year can only be purchased by accessing the PlayStation Store on PS3 or PS Vita. If players were able to build up their digital PS1 and PSP collections through them, they will be able to access them eventually on PS5 without needing to sign up for the PlayStation Plus Premium/Extra. To be clear, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s quote, players have to “download a version for the consoles at no extra cost” meaning that they will have to wait for that specific game to be made available on PlayStation Premium/Deluxe in order to play them.
We’ll update with more information as we hear it.
Original PlayStation RPGs on PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe
- Wild Arms
Original PlayStation 2 RPGs on PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe
- Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
- Dark Cloud
- Dark Cloud 2
- Rogue Galaxy
- Wild Arms 3
Original PlayStation Portable RPGs on PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe
None yet, unfortunately! We will update this space as more get added.
Original PlayStation 3 RPGs (via cloud streaming) on PlayStation Plus Premium
- Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland
- Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2 (Japan)
- Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3
- Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
- Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
- Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
- Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed
- Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star
- Asdivine Hearts (Japan)
- Battle Princess of Arcadias
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (contains Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel)
- Class of Heroes 2G
- Class of Heroes 3 (Japan)
- Deception IV: Blood Ties
- Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess
- Demon’s Souls
- Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
- Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
- Fairy Fencer F (Japan)
- Fallout 3
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (Japan)
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
- Last Rebellion
- Mugen Souls (Japan)
- Mugen Souls Z (Japan)
- Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (Japan)
- Puzzle Quest Galactrix (Japan)
- Rainbow Moon
- Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
- Record of Agarest War
- Record of Agarest War 2
- Record of Agarest War Zero
- Rune Factory Oceans / Tides of Destiny
- Steins;Gate (Japan)
- Steins;Gate 0 (Japan)
- Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram (Japan)
- Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord (Japan)
- The Awakened Fate Ultimatum
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Guided Fate Paradox
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Kai HD Edition (Japan)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Kai HD Edition (Japan)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky The 3rd Kai HD Edition (Japan)
- The Witch and the Hundred Knight (Japan)
- Toukiden: Kiwami
- Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll
- Way of the Samurai 3 Plus
- Way of the Samurai 4 Plus
- White Knight Chronicles
- White Knight Chronicles II
- Wizardry: City of Lost Spirits (Japan)
- Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls
Here are the PlayStation Premium/Deluxe prices in the regions it’s launching in, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment.
- United States - $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
- Europe - €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 yearly
- United Kingdom - £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly
- Japan - ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 yearly
- PlayStation Plus Deluxe (Select Markets) - For markets without cloud streaming, PlayStation Plus Deluxe will be offered at a lower price compared to Premium, and includes a catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, along with time-limited game trials. Benefits from Essential and Extra tiers are also included. Local pricing will vary by market.
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