PS Plus Premium Will Add PS1's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Next 1
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The next PS1 title to be ported to PS5 and PS4 as part of Sony’s emulation effort looks likely to be Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, as Disney continues its unprecedented support for the programme. So far, the movie and amusement park giant has pledged several of its classic titles to Sony’s PS Plus Premium tier, and it doesn’t look like it’s planning to slow down its efforts any time soon.

As spotted by the eagle-eyed Gematsu, the 1999 movie adaptation has been rated for release in Taiwan, which is typically indicative of a worldwide release. The game, despite mixed reviews overall, was pretty popular at the time, topping sales charts in multiple countries. It was criticised even upon release for its camera angles and controls, however, so expect a pretty archaic experience from a contemporary perspective.

Still, this version will be buoyed by Sony’s emulator, which features quality of life improvements like rewind and save states. Seeing as this is a third-party title, we wouldn’t expect it to include Trophies – but we just wished more publishers would make the effort to support this initiative like Disney is doing. If nothing else, it’s great to have some of these older games easily accessible on more modern hardware like the PS5 and PS4.

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