Sony's new Playstation Classic might secretly have an extra 36 games on the mini console. Much like Nintendo's NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, Sony recently released their own mini console, with focus on their original PlayStation, which was released back in 1994. The PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the original PlayStation, and comes with an HDMI cord, two wired controllers, a virtual memory card, and 20 preloaded games.
When the console was first announced, many people saw it as a cash grab for Sony, especially when they announced the console would only have 20 games to play. Even though 20 games would provide hours of gameplay, many fans were frustrated that the console was around $100, and would be featuring fewer games than both the NES and SNES Classic Editions. Sony also got criticism for not including many fan-favorite games such as Tomb Raider, Crash Bandicoot, and Silent Hill, leaving many people to think the console didn't deserve its "classic" title. The console was officially released a few days ago, with reviews for the PlayStation Classic being mainly negative, but this new report could potentially turn that around for Sony.
First revealed by Game Revolution, some PlayStation Classic users have discovered 36 extra games on the mini console. While the games aren't playable, gamers are able to look at the files for the games in the console's source code. The files were found by simply attaching a USB keyboard to the PlayStation Classic, which also allows players to change console settings that aren't otherwise offered in the main menu. Among the 36 secret games are highly requested titles such as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Gran Turismo, GTA 2, and the other popular games that were previously mentioned in this article.
While reviews of the PlayStation Classic have praised Sony for accurately recreating the design of the original PlayStation, they haven't been complimented on much else. Adding to the complaints about the limited game list, fans are also upset that the console uses an open-source emulator, and the fact that the idea of a PlayStation Classic just highlights that backward compatibility still isn't offered on the PS4. While the latter of these complaints could be fixed when the PS5 is announced, Sony will still get criticized by gamers for now.
These secret games could be the answer to fixing the harsh reviews Sony has been getting for the PlayStation Classic, but since these 36 games aren't available to play, it likely won't. As of right now, it's believed that Sony will not be releasing any post-launch games on the PlayStation classic, leaving fans only dreaming about what could have been. The PlayStation Classic is currently available in stores for $99.99 USD or $129.99 CAN.
Source: Game Revolution