Sony “still dedicated” to bringing PSone games to PSN

Monday, 31st January 2011 14:18 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Sony has said it is “dedicated” to bringing PSone titles to PSN, despite the fact the process can take “several months” and can easily fail.

As Ross McGrath of the PS Store team explained, getting oldies up onto current PlayStation services isn’t as simple as you may think.

“There are two major stumbling blocks between submitting a game for emulation and us being able to publish it,” he said in a post on the EU PS Blog. “Not getting legal clearance and failing quality assurance (QA).”

McGrath added: “The other problem is failing QA because of serious bugs, and when I say bugs, I mean giant cockroach-sized uber-bugs.

“I have seen a lot of PSone QA reports with some weird and wonderful errors: menu screens with upside down text, explosions that kill your character at random after watching a cut-scene, games that continue to slow down the longer you play them, or music that sounds like it’s coming from the bottom of a well… the list goes on.”

McGrath added, however, that Sony is still pushing to bringing PSOne Classics to PSN.

“We are still dedicated to bringing you as many PSone games as we possibly can,” said McGrath.

“There are some PSone titles that we have been seeking legal clearance to publish from as far back as 2007, some of which are still ongoing and some have only just been legally cleared (Wild Arms).”

There’s a lot more on the matter here. McGraft also confirmed a rerelease for Crash Bandicoot 2 later this week.



  1. NinjaMidget

    At least they’re trying to get them up on there. Don’t understand why they need legal clearance, anyone want to explain?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Goffee

    Any game with licensed (i.e., commercial) music, images, adverts in it needs to be paid for whenever it is used.

    Some publishers no longer exist so there is no to “ask” to republish it and “just going ahead and doing it” will see you in court when the rights holder does pop up.

    Also, some publishers only have the rights to a title for so long, once that period expires the rights go back to the developer who may or may not still exist.

    And many other nit-picky legal problems…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Still waiting patiently on Twisted Metal 1 and Tekken 1 which were rated some months ago.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. sennasnit

    Bought Final Fantasy VII last night!
    There’s a lot more on the US store though…..

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NinjaMidget

    @2 AHHHHH, thank you!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. sennasnit

    Dear Sony,

    Hogs of War, please.

    Kind Regards


    #6 4 years ago
  7. Stoopid_Snot

    was waiting for far 2 long for Symphony of the Night to get an EU release….. well got Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP and just unlocked SotN in there :)
    so Nothing for PSX that i need now…. got all the FF games… or maybe there is still something?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. earlyrock

    @6 I’ll see your Hogs of War and raise you Die Hard Trilogy.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Nozz

    @8 I’ll see your Die Hard Trilogy and ADD a Jackie Chan Stuntmaster.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LePlatypus

    Sony, please release all of the Spyro games actually just 1,2 and 3 forget the rest.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crysis

    Dino Crisis 1 & maybe 2, Do what ever you can to get the original in pal areas!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Die Hard Trilogy. There’s a classic I’d pick up again.

    Along with:

    Twisted Metal 1
    Tony Hawk 1
    Tekken 1
    Destruction Derby 2
    Loaded (why they chose RE-Loaded is beyond me)
    Gran Turismo

    #12 4 years ago
  13. SuperCrazyLeprechaun

    haha i could never complete that game but it was still damn good fun.and i would gladly pay to play the first 3 spryos

    #13 4 years ago
  14. The1stMJC

    The 1st 3 Spyro games are on the store at least in the US store.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Kuwabara

    Time to log into my girlfriends US account and download spyro :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. osric90

    I… well… kind of still waiting the PS2 software emulator for all the PS3s?

    #16 4 years ago

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