PlayStation Classic Source Code References Even More Titles

By Sam Quirke, 10 months ago
The PlayStation Classic released this week, but for many the final line-up of 20 games on the mini console was a little disappointing. Several more titles have now been found referenced in the machine's alleged source code posted on GitHub. This has led to some confusion on social media as many have assumed that this means the games are "hidden" in the machine, but these are simply reference points likely used during testing. Nevertheless, it's an unfortunate blunder to leave those references in for social media to explode over. It's also a wistful glance at what could have been if issues like licensing didn't severely cripple the available options for Sony's little console.

The references include:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Medal of Honor
Parasite Eve
PaRappa the Rapper
Crash Bandicoot
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider II
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Vagrant Story

Notably, many of these titles would have been nigh-on impossible to use in the final product due to licensing — Harry Potter and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 being two of the bigger red flags. It's also worth pointing out that the GitHub post has not been verified, though it certainly looks legitimate enough. In either case, it's another opportunity to wonder what could have been — and perhaps dig out the original console itself over the holidays...
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.