After revealing the new and improved PlayStation Plus subscription service last month, Sony has finally revealed exactly when we will be able to get our hands on it. The new 3-tier program will be available on the following dates:
- Asia markets (excluding Japan) – targeting May 23, 2022
- Japan – targeting June 1, 2022
- Americas – targeting June 13, 2022
- Europe – targeting June 22, 2022
Sony also revealed that they will be expanding the available markets for the streaming aspect of the service to a total of 30 markets with Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia joining the fray.
On top of this news, Gematsu has also uncovered that the classic PlayStation series from Sony’s Bend studio, Syphon Filter, has had a number of its entries rated for the PS5 in Korea. These include Syphon Filter 1, Syphon Filter 2, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow. The original reveal of the PlayStation Plus Premium tier touted access to a catalogue of “beloved classic games’ from the original PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP generations. This leads us to believe that this may be exactly where these games are heading.
Oddly though, two games in the series did not show up in the Korean Ratings. That being Syphon Filter 3, originally released on the PlayStation, and Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, originally released on the PlayStation 2.
PlayStation has a long lineage in the games industry and over that time has accumulated a fantastic legacy of games that have been long forgotten. Some of which are completely unknown to those of us who are only Lightly Seasoned. The prospect of getting to seamlessly jump into some of these games on powerful new hardware has us at Seasoned Gaming very excited. Stay tuned as we get closer to release and more of the classic catalogue reveals itself!