Buy Tekken 2 and many other PlayStation classics on PS5. The game as well as many other PlayStation 5 classics can now finally be bought on the PlayStation 5 console. This means that they are no longer stuck on PS Plus premium.
Tekken 2 on PS5
According to reports, a host of PS1 classics are not available to purchase for the PS5 in standalone format finally after only just being available via PS Plus Premium prior to this.
Some of the PS1 games that are reported to be available include the almighty Tekken 2, which as you should know is a genre-defining 3D fighter and one of the best fighting games of its time, and Ridge Racer 2, the latter of which reportedly paved the way for the future of the best racing games on the platform. As seen in a Reset Era thread, there is also Ridge Racer Type 4 as well as Mr. Driller, which is well sure to strike some nostalgic chords if it is that you were gaming way back in the 90s.
The First of the PS1 Back Catalog
These titles in question are the very first of the PS1 back catalog that has been newly made available standalone on the PS5, with a fixed reported price of $9.99 / AU$14.95 (which is around £7.85). Prior to this, these games in question were only available as part of the PS Plus Premium plan, which as you should know in case you don’t is the most expensive of the three available tiers and plans, coming to $17.99 / £13.49 / AU$21.95 per month. This very tier in question gives users access to online play, the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog, as well as the classic titles, of which around a dozen on the other hand are available.
And right about now, very much like with the older days of purchasing PS1 games on newer Sony hardware, once you get to put the money down they are linked to your account immediately and permanently. It has been that way ever since the days of the PS3 and PSP in the mid-2000s, so hopefully, this is just the beginning of the Japanese manufacturer continuing to reportedly roll out its older releases for a new and younger audience.
How the Service Will Work
As convenient as it is with the likes of the PS Plus Game Catalog and Xbox Game Pass might be, these subscription services in question really don’t guarantee that games will always be readily available. This is simply because games come and go on a steady and monthly basis, and most times with little to no warning, thus meaning that you could have access to an older game one month, and then come back to play after taking some time away to see that the very title has left the platform.
With this newly adopted approach from Sony, however, you are still very much able to get access to your desired game on a more permanent basis but in exchange for an upfront payment – as long as it is that the servers of the console remain active, of course.
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