With The New PlayStation Plus Out, What’s Your Thoughts?

I picked it up last night for a month to see how I felt about it. Honestly I’m not entirely sure. It’s nice to have some good PS5 available to try. I am currently playing Death Stranding: Directors Cut, and am excited that people will get to t try other games that the high cost of entry may have stopped some people trying, such as Returnal or Demons Souls.

However, I am not a fan of the layout of the menus or how things are organised. I don’t like that even PS1 games show as PS4 or PS5 games, I understand that it’s showing you what they are playable on, but it doesn’t appear to have a way of showing the classics via which consoles they are from.

It is interesting to me that the emulated games give you the option to download the PS1 games in a PS4 or PS5 variant. This tells me they aren’t just straight up emulated and are perhaps edited slightly for each console. That or there are two different emulators available.

It’s a shame in the UK that we currently only have PAL versions, but I understand that they are looking into releasing NTSC versions in Europe.

In regards to the streaming it works fine, same as before. I can’t attest to what it’s like for others as we have quite good internet in our area. It’s nice to see they have expanded their streaming offerings though.

Overall I am hopeful, the classics catalogue is a wee bit lacking on some proper classic games, but they have to start somewhere. It took years for GamePass to get where it is now. And I’d imagine if Song sees a good return on their current investment they’ll invest more.

  • Tbh, its handy if there's games you're unsure about, but on the whole I think its meh.

    They got forced into it because Xbox was doing it and even able to emulate PS1 and such. That said, I have several emulators for earlier gens on my laptop. I own the consoles but its nice to havenit clear on a 4k screen. So if you dont own classics and want to try them the simple way. It has its uses.

    Not for me personally.

  • I had stacked PS Now so I was upgraded to premium for many years. I'm trying to keep to 1 game a month minimum. The selections okay and I've gone through few of the headline games. Just more selection and increased offerings would be great. 

  • I think personally i dont like the way you need to add the monthly games for plus membership.  they should be just available for download when you want.

    Sony really needs to sort out their membership..  personally two membership tiers is enough,  

    1. plus membership should give you access to  new content and back catalogue ps1, 2, 3 and 4, 5 games.  

    2. premium should provide the same but with rarity games pulled from worldwide catalog.

    Sony needs to keep it simple and give customers more value.