Sony says including Trophies in PlayStation classics is ‘optional for developers’

Not every original PlayStation and PSP game will offer Trophies as part of the revamped PlayStation Plus offering, Sony has revealed.

In a new blog, it revealed that while some games, such as Ape Escape, Hot Shots Golf and Siphon Filter will feature Trophies, this won’t be mandatory for developers to implement on the service.

“Some original PlayStation and PSP titles may offer Trophies such as Ape Escape, Hot Shots Golf, IQ Intelligent Qube, and Siphon Filter. This feature is optional for developers,” reads the blog post which details the new service.

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From VGC’s testing with the early roll-out of the new PS Plus offering in Asian territories, we’ve noticed that titles like Ape Escape feature limited Trophy lists, 16 Trophies and a Platinum Trophy for earning the rest of the list.

While the PlayStation has yet to publish a full list of the titles that will be available on the service in the West, it recently published the full PlayStation Plus line-up for selected countries in Asia.

However, as VGC also discovered, some classic PlayStation games being added to PS4 and PS5’s revamped PS Plus catalog appear to be based on the slower PAL 50hz versions.

All first-party PSOne games on the “Classics” line-up, including Everybody’s Golf, Wild Arms, Ape Escape, Jumping Flash and Kurushi, also appear to be based on the European PAL versions, testing has confirmed.

In addition, both Worms games, World Party and Armageddon, appear to be based on their PAL versions. However, other third-party games on the service such as Tekken 2, Siphon Filter, Abe’s Oddysee and Mr. Driller appear to be based on the NTSC versions.