There has been a lot of controversy since the PlayStation Classic launched this week. With the reviews pouring in of visual issues and an overall lacking library of titles, these retro consoles aren’t necessarily flying off the shelves. We reported yesterday that there is a way to access the menu for the emulator on the console to change settings for better visual fidelity. Now, it looks like Sony locked 36 games on the system for some reason as it has been reported to be found in the source code. 36 games, already on the system. Baffling, right? These games consist of both Crash Bandicoot 1 & 2, the original Gran Turismo, Silent Hill, Tomb Raider I & II, and Street Fighter Alpha 3 just to name a few.
There could be a few things at play here. Maybe these games were pre-loaded but whatever licensing was agreed with, those specific titles were given the green light. Another idea would be that Sony already plans to do a second Classic console, but ultimately use the same hardware and enable DualShock controls. It is possible that hackers could find a way to bypass and access these games. This is two days in a row that people are finding out things that would make the console more attractive, but also question why Sony went the route they did and didn’t allow menu access or enable these extra games that are already on the console. The unit has no internet access, so these games are literally meant to be locked away in the system for absolutely no reason. You can read the tweet and see the full list of games below. The PlayStation Classic is available for $99.99 currently.