Sony’s new-look PlayStation Plus hasn’t yet launched, but PlayStation fans may be getting a beloved cult classic as part of the membership.
Spotted by Gematsu, the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea issued ratings to four Syphon Filter games for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The games include the original Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 2, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, and Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow.
This will likely be great news for fans of the third-person shooter that’s become synonymous with the PlayStation brand. Unfortunately, not all the Syphon Filter games were rated by the committee. Syphon Filter 3 and Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain were not included, so it’s unknown if they will be listed in PlayStation Plus as well.
Sony recently revealed its update to PlayStation Plus which puts it closer to Xbox Game Pass. If the Syphon Filter series is indeed on this new PS Plus – as these ratings are no guarantee – it will likely be under the “Premium” tier which adds PS1, PS2, and PS3 (via streaming), and PSP games to the offerings. It looks like nostalgia is going to cost you.
The upside to this is that you’ll likely be able to download Syphon Filter games to your PS4/PS5. Siphon Filter was never released on the PS3 and thus doesn’t suffer the technical issues that prevent Sony from emulating PS3 games on the PS4/PS5.
Sony finally revealed the release dates for its all-new PlayStation Plus earlier today, April 22. The rollout begins with the Asian markets (sans Japan) on May 23, Japan on June 1, the Americas on June 13, and finally Europe on June 22. Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be grandfathered in at the “Essential” tier while those who want the top Premium tier will need to shell out $17.99/month.
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David Matthews is a news writer for IGN.