Sony has made its PS Plus classics much more appealing

If you’re a trophy collector looking to bolster your collection, we have good news. Bend Studio has announced that when Siphon Filter arrives through the revamped PlayStation Plus service next month, it will feature trophy support.

Confirmed via Twitter, Bend Studio didn’t reveal much beyond supported trophies for PS4 and PS5, posting a short snippet of an unlock notification. However, what is likely to appeal to trophy hunters in particular is the follow-up tweet where he revealed that Siphon Filter also comes with that elusive Platinum, simply titled “Great job, Agent!”

So far we had no confirmation that Trophies would be supported in Sony’s “Classic Games Catalog” for PS1, PSP and PS2 games on PS Plus, the first batch of PS5 Plus Premium games have been announced in a new PlayStation Blog post. So that makes this announcement a pleasant surprise.

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However, since Bend Studio has individually confirmed support, it may not be universally supported in every retro re-release. As a first-party studio, you can see why Bend is going the extra mile here, and it certainly bodes well for future re-releases.

Thanks to a recent leaked ratings, we also discovered last month that three additional classic Siphon Filter games are coming to PS4 and PS5: Siphon Filter 2, Siphon Filter: Dark Mirror, and Siphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow. Chances are these will also receive trophy support, but at this time these re-releases remain officially unconfirmed.

Sony’s retro support has improved but it needs work

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For gamers looking forward to these retro classics, this could be a big selling point when PS Plus relaunches next month. While Sony has confirmed that “some of the titles will also be available for individual purchase”, the retro library is otherwise a key part of the highest tier, PS Plus Premium, alongside timed demos and cloud streaming for PS3 games.

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But there’s work to be done, as Sony’s slate of classics didn’t set the world on fire when it was revealed last month. We had an impressive list for the “catalog of PS4 and PS5 games,” including big hits like Returnal, Demon’s Souls, and Marvel’s Spider-Man. However, with the Retro Selection, each PS2 game was based on its PS4 re-release, and only 10 new PS1/PSP games were confirmed.

Still, we know that some of these classic games have a new quality of life upgrade, including higher frame rates, higher quality resolutions, and save systems. It’s also worth remembering that Sony has indicated that these are just “some of the games” that will be available at launch, so while that wasn’t a great first impression, there’s every chance it could get better. .

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