Sony has built its PS Plus classics more appealing


If you’re a trophy hoarder, we’ve got some excellent news for you. Syphon Filter, which will be available on the redesigned PlayStation Plus service next month, will incorporate trophy support, according to Bend Studio.

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To confirm through Twitter, Bend Studio only released a short clip of an unlock notification, and did not reveal much more than trophies being supported for PS4 and PS5. The follow-up tweet, headed “Excellent work, Agent!” reveals that Syphon Filter also comes with the rare Platinum, which is sure to please trophy seekers in particular.

For the first time, trophies have been confirmed to be supported in Sony’s “old games catalogue” for PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable (PSP) games on PlayStation Plus. As a result, this news is a welcome surprise.


This may not be uniformly supported throughout retro re-releases, however, as Bend Studio has confirmed their support for this feature on their own It’s easy to see why Bend is going the additional mile here, especially as a first-party developer.

Syphon Filter 2, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, and Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow are all coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 thanks to a recent rating leak. There’s a good chance that these games are getting trophy support as well, although those re-releases are still unconfirmed at this time.


Sony’s retro support has improved but it needs work

When PlayStation Plus relaunches next month, this might be a major selling factor for those looking forward to these retro favourites. PS Plus Premium’s top tier includes access to the retro collection, as well as timed demos and cloud streaming for PS3 games. Sony has announced that “some of the titles will also be available for individual purchase.”

However, Sony’s classics list has room for improvement after it was revealed last month to little fanfare. Returnal, Demon’s Souls, and Marvel’s Spider-Man were among the highlights of our ‘PS4 and PS5 Game Catalog.’ While only 10 new PS1/PSP games were confirmed for the retro list, all of the games on the PS2 were taken from their re-release on the PS4.

Some of these old games have received a fresh quality-of-life improvement, such as faster frame rates, improved resolutions and save systems. Although it wasn’t a great first impression, it’s important remembering that Sony has stated this is simply a “small selection” of the games that will be available when the PlayStation 4 launches.


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