PS Plus Classics Finally Begin Getting Region Change Option in Europe

It looks like Sony’s begun rolling out a region change option for PS Plus classics in Europe months after it acknowledged that the European PAL versions of classics included in the revamped service suffered from performance issues. The PAL classics are currently being offered in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Unfortunately, since the games only support 50Hz, they become a stutter-fest on the PS5, which supports a minimum of 60Hz. Now, it looks like players in the aforementioned regions will be able to switch to the superior North American NTSC versions, starting with this month’s Syphon Filter 2.

How PS Plus classics region switching works

As demonstrated by folks over at Video Games Chronicle, players can go into Syphon Filter 2’s settings where they will find a “Change Region” setting in the menu. They are then given the option of choosing between “Americas (NTSC)” and “Europe (PAL).” At the moment, it looks like the option is only available in Syphon Filter 2 but as noted in the tweet above, Sony has said that it plans to roll out “NTSC options for a majority of classic games” in due course.

The PS Plus Extra and Premium lineup for September 2022 is now live. As a reminder, here’s what’s been added:

PS Plus Premium

  • Bentley’s Hackpack
  • Kingdom of Paradise
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Syphon Filter 2
  • The Sly Collection
  • Toy Story 3

PS Plus Extra

  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Deathloop
  • Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 5
  • Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show
  • Rayman Legends
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition
  • Spiritfarer
  • Watch Dogs 2


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