Speaking with 1UP, Sony's Phil Harrison detailed plans to make most of the PlayStation (PS1) catalogue available for download on PlayStation 3 -- in addition to PSP
. Harrison confirmed that a few titles will be available at launch, including Twisted Metal
and Syphon Filter
. The catch is you'll have to play them on your PSP, since PS3 currently lacks PS1 emulation software.
Once the patch is distributed though -- Harrison hopes by year's end -- each PS1 download will be playable on both PS3 and PSP, allowing us to enjoy treasured classics and rarities on-the-go and on the big screen. Just be warned, PS1 games will not be enhanced for your 1080p display.
Note: Actual PS1 discs will be playable at launch.