The PlayStation Classic reportedly has a variety of hidden games tucked away in its source code, from Tomb Raider, to Silent Hill, to Crash Bandicoot, and more. Sony hasn't enabled these games, though the files are said to appear in full.
Question is, can users enable/activate them somehow? On another note, PS Classic is firmly stuck as PlayStation's 2018 biggest fail.
"On another note, PS Classic is firmly stuck as PlayStation's 2018 biggest fail." I don't know about that, Fallout 76 is much worse.
Sony did not make F76. Sony(PlayStation) made the PS Classic.
now that's some serious sh** enable them and i'll buy it
"PS Classic is firmly stuck as PlayStation's 2018 biggest fail." Which is a positive thing if thats the biggest failure.
Fallout 76 was expected to bomb after details of the game emerged (i.e. no real quests, no npcs, etc). Sony is believed to be god-like and can never do anything wrong according to the fanboys, however they released something that is actually pretty awful according to reports. PS Classic is probably the biggest fail because people expected so much better from Sony.
Sells out in my store and amazon not a fail
"I don't know about that, Fallout 76 is much worse." Genderfield V?
I didn't pay much attention to the PS Classics release. Why is it considered a disappointment/failure? Is it because the selection of games?
Vokoun Be prepared for selective reasoning and bias when he responds.
No, that would be Sony California's insane censorship policies.
Oh, you have the sales numbers? Or are we just doing "Let's hate on Sony" circlejerk?
Bluefox, No I dont have them, do you? Anyhow, I wasn't basing my conclusion on sales performance but on public lackluster, mostly negative reception. The favt that Sony the very same company that puts out top quality hardware amd software did not bother with the Mini PS and just slapped the open source emulator in the box is very dissapointing in my eyes. That and the games catalog is not what I call PS1 iconics. But my major beef with Sony is that they did not even try to one up Nintendo's effort. I guess I expected a lot more from them. Just my2 cents.
TBF, if that is the biggest fail this year they didnt fail to hard
Wow.. that could be really awesome.
what would be awesome is those games actually being playable. bits of data buried deep within the code is not whoah or wow... just meh. if these games were playable sony would not hesitate to shout from the rooftops they were part of the included line-up. ie they wouldn't hide them deep in code and instead decide to launch a product consisting of 80percent crap fillers. I doubt this story is true. just face it, PS1 classic is a lame missed opportunity. no amount of spin, wishful thinking or optimism (delusion) will change that.
sure, we don't know the real specifics until more digging is done. Simply being listed in the source code isn't 100% proof of anything. Could just be old data that Sony forgot to clean up.
"just face it, PS1 classic is a lame missed opportunity. no amount of spin, wishful thinking or optimism (delusion) will change that." I thought you were talking about the 1X for a second.
I like the game selection, you should probably lead with this is my opinion cause that's all it is.
@SierraGuy oh, you are so edgy. You must be the star of the parties. More luck next time, kid.
moron if they shouted it from the roof tops they'd also have to pay all those companies licensing fees. this device was always just meant to be hacked.
... and for an additional $19.99 you can have them all! ... what a trainwreck this thing ended up being smh
From the article: "It’s unclear why these games didn’t make the cut for Sony, though the company has stated there will be no post-launch games for the system, indicating that they won’t make an appearance on the mini-console in the future." Given that, and under the assumption that this is true, it seems more likely that the games would have been possible titles that were cut / not supported for one reason or another. Maybe licensing issues, maybe just a a choice of what to offer and failing to remove them, who can say.
yeah that is true and more than likely it was a licensing issue. It just really urks me to see what could have been assuming these are legit. But my problem is not so much the specific games listed here, but the fact we could have had more games than the initial 20 listed for $99.
I think since some games are different depending on the region they might have opted for a way to just activate and deactivate depending on where it's sold. We know that Europe is different Japan but maybe some other regions are slightly different too.
The data will be copied, offloaded, and then reloaded as a CD image from the boot menu which is accessible with certain keyboards once fully hacked which should be any day now. The enthusiast crowd thanks Sony for those extra 36 titles.
I call bs,.. This article is retarded,.. just quoting some twiter post from nobody and running with it Where would they be stored on? PS1 games aren't exactly nes rom in size ,.. just the games listed in this tweet are around 15 + GB in size
https://gist.github.com/xyz... they are listed in the source code..
I'll take your word for it. I can't read code, and even if the names of the games are in there somewhere, I'm not scrolling down to find needles in haystacks. I'll hold out for a full list in English. The Twitter link in the article doesn't work.
@Tross - yeah, it doesn't confirm anything. Only that the titles were listed there. Could just be useless information that Sony forgot to clean up as maybe they had a much larger list to start from. Until we know for sure that the actual game files are there, this really means nothing. But there is at least some information to back it up.
@tross you could do like a i did and use the "find" feature of your web browser. But here it is: if (isTitleName(CHOCOBOS_JP) || > isTitleName(CRASH_BANDICOOT_ EU) || > isTitleName(DESTRUCTION_DERB Y_EU) || > isTitleName(DESTRUCTION_DERB Y_US) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_1_EU) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_1_JP) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_1_US) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_2_EU) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_2_JP) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_2_US) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_3_EU) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_3_JP) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_3_US) || > isTitleName(FINAL_FANTANSY_V II_DICS_4_JP) || > isTitleName(PARASITE_EVE_DIS C_1_JP) || > isTitleName(PARASITE_EVE_DIS C_1_US) || > isTitleName(PARASITE_EVE_DIS C_2_JP) || > isTitleName(PARASITE_EVE_DIS C_2_US) || > isTitleName(SAGAFRONTIER_JP) || > isTitleName(SPEC_OPS_STEALTH _PATROL_US) || > isTitleName(SUIKODEN_EU) || > isTitleName(SUIKODEN_JP) || > isTitleName(SUIKODEN_US) || > isTitleName(TOMBA_JP) || > isTitleName(TOMBA_US) || > isTitleName(VAGRANT_STORY_EU ) || > isTitleName(VAGRANT_STORY_US ) || Thats just some that is listed.
When you go off for no reason when there's proof.
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It's just a rumor, nobody has confirmed it to be true. Why are you reporting this as news?
apparently the titles are listed in the source code https://gist.github.com/xyz...
it is pretty clear that they did not want to pay any more licenses for this retro thingy. so they included them as hidden content so they can claim „they hacked it we did not intend these titles to be included“. everybody seems to win when in reality everyone except sony loses because who wants to seriously play these games in 2018.
You're the only one with a brain in here besides that last line. This thing was always meant to be hacked Sony wanted to have it without having to pay all those licensing fees.
Meh too late.
Some of them are games that Sony owns. Wonder what was the reason to leave them unplayable while providing games that barely no one sees as games that defined the PS1.
The prevailing theory is that Sony didn't make this mini console, or licensing for titles Sony owns wouldn't have been an issue. Also, Sony has proven they can make a decent emulator, so it's odd that this uses an open source one.
Season Pass anyone ? ... LOL
These should have been on there. What wasted potential
Sounds like dlc for an EA game.
That's a lot. I can't find the logic why they were hidden.
Neat. If someone more tech savvy can get those to work that would be great. I'm debating getting a USB keyboard for that thing too, to access the emulator settings. I won't play around too much with things I don't understand, but having options is a good thing. The number one option that would make this system more worthwhile though is more games.
Maybe for a future firmware update via pendrive... just maybe.
if this list would have bought it. mega man legends , fighting force hell yeah
If we would have gotten all those games plus the 20 that is on, the PS classic would have been a must buy and would be selling for hundreds of dollars on ebay right now.
What a shitty move from them.
Dang value for your money:)
I do not see that as possible. According to the teardown, there is only 16GB of storage, which would make it impossible to install that many games if many are around the 700MB mark as most CD's are/were..
I hear if you sign up for a Playstation classic + subscription you can activate them! Retro nostalgia as a service model!!
Still not buying,have all my gaming needs on my Pro & SNES Mini.
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Weird, so looks like they attempted to go all out, but for one reason or another somewhere things got basically kneecapped. wonder what caused it?
So are these game gonna be sold as in console dlc or something?
How would they do that?
I'm gunna go out on a limb and assume it was licencing that put the nail in the coffin for some of those games perhaps. Perhaps those were some more games they wanted on there but couldn't make an attractive enough deal with the owners of said games. It is still odd 1st party titles like Legend of Dragoon weren't on there tho.
If those 36 games were added to the lineup the PlayStation Classic would have been great.
street fighter ex plus alpha. that was the game i wanted. Dammit all........
“While the legitimacy of these files haven’t been confirmed”- And thank you for this clickbait article.
Yeah right. There's no Internet connection moron. Conspiracy theorists, gotta love em.
That's a great lineup I'm sure the reason we never saw them actually make the cut was licensing. Imagine the cost to fund the licensed music on Tony Hawks pro skater 2
Wouldve actually bought the thing if all those games were included lol.
I really doubt this. Digital Foundry discovered that the system has a mere 16GB of flash storage in it. There's no way they could fit 36 more titles on there on top of the pre-existing 20.
Some of these games are available in other territories, so it isn't that surprising they would be in there somewhere.
Where they going to originally be on there alongside the one's already known about
If they get this working I'm getting a PS Classic immediately.
Can you say... DLC. lol (you know all those games that have content already in the game but later DLC allows you to actually play it.)