Today, the PlayStation Plus service, which has been revamped, has completed its rollout in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and brings a little surprise with it, in the form of a new Classics catalog for Premium subscribers, in all countries.
This game is the Super Stardust Portable and the Housemarques 2008 handheld version of the PSP''s classic arcade shoot-em-up. But you won''t find this little gem listed with all the other PlayStation Plus games yet, anyway. It''s only discoverable by searching for it, as one Reddit user discovered.
If nothing had happened before the North American launch last week, Eurogamer points out that Sony has now exceeded the number of games it initially promised to deliver on PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium. There are currently 833 games available for players on the top Premium tier Sony had promised up to 740.
For those territories where streaming isn''t available, the number of users will be significantly reduced, since the majority of the Classics catalog includes more than 300 PS3 games, which can only be streamed.
Many of the older classic games were only played in 50 hertz PAL versions, as was the case for the Asian release. Sony has announced this morning that it intends to make NTSC versions running at the total, faster, smoother 60 hertz available for the majority of titles. (North American players get these by default.)
Do you have any idea what to try next on Plus? Check out our list of the 17 best PlayStation Plus games.