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Classic PS1 games on PS Plus are 50Hz in Europe, but Sony says 60Hz is coming

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The revamped PlayStation Plus has now launched in Europe, and a number of classic PlayStation games are the 50Hz PAL versions, but Sony claims the option to switch to 60Hz is on the way.VGC has tested all 13 PS1 games currently available on the service, and at least seven of them appear to be based on the PAL version.PAL versions of games generally run at a lower speed than their NTSC counterparts, because of the different refresh rates of each frequency.Generally speaking, PAL games tend to run 20% slower than NTSC games, and can only reach maximum frame rates of 50 frames per second.VGC can confirm that Ape Escape, Everybody’s Golf, Jumping Flash, Kurushi, Syphon Filter, Wild Arms and Worms World Party all appear to be based on their PAL versions, with all either booting with a Sony Computer Entertainment Europe messages or offering multi-language support (neither of which appear in their NTSC counterparts).Some games like Jumping Flash also include the patch Sony introduced for “improved PAL output”, which seemingly attempts to increase the 50Hz output to 60Hz to match the NTSC versions’ speed but creates a noticeable ghosting effect as the screen scrolls.However, third-party games such as Tekken 2, Mr Driller and Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee appear to be the NTSC 60Hz versions, even though there were PAL versions available.Sony has just posted a tweet via its PlayStation Europe account claiming that it’s working on the ability to switch to the NTSC versions of each game, but no date for this has been given.“We’re planning to roll out NTSC options for a majority of classic games offered on the PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plan in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand regions,” it

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