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PlayStation Hiring For Someone To Emulate Classic Titles On New Consoles

PlayStation Hiring For Someone To Emulate Classic Titles On New Consoles

Sony are hiring for someone to support the launch of PS Plus' Premium-tier classic titles, suggesting that they might have big plans.

Whether you like it or not, the all-new overhaul of PlayStation Plus is available everywhere now, complete with its enormous bank of classic PlayStation titles. For anyone willing to pay the price, that is - access to PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles is a perk limited solely to the subscription service’s most expensive Premium tier. 

There’ve been quite a few complaints about these games, though - while some have argued that the selection leaves something to be desired, others were left disappointed by the fact that we were served 50Hz PAL versions of the games rather than the 60Hz NTSC ones, leading to a host of graphical and frame rate issues. Although a patch was released to try to help make the 50Hz titles look more like their 60Hz counterparts, this instead led to a terrible ghosting effect. Thankfully, Sony confirmed that they’re planning on adding an NTSC option to the “majority” of classic games.

Check out GAMINGbible's top 10 PS1 games below - we can only hope some of these will be brought over to the Classics library in the future.

Given all that, perhaps we should take some comfort in the fact that Sony are looking to hire a specialist for their future emulation endeavours. As reported by PlayStation Universe, the company are currently advertising a role on LinkedIn for a ‘software development engineer’, who will support the classic titles on PS Plus, through bug fixing, creating new features, and more.

“Our Software Development Engineer position works on the Tools and Technology team at PlayStation Studios to support the newly relaunched ‘Classics’ for PS4 and PS5,” the job description reads. “Classic games run via emulation of legacy PlayStation platforms. As a Classics engineer, you would work closely with a group of other engineers, producers, and QA teams to fix bugs, add new features, and develop new emulators.”

The candidate apparently needs to have “expert knowledge” of the C or C++ programming languages, as well as “experience developing cross-platform software for games consoles and desktop PCs”. Hopefully, along with some much needed fine-tuning, this means that the Classics library is set to get bigger and better in the future. 

Featured Image Credit: Sony, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: PlayStation, Playstation Plus, Sony