Trophies for PS1 and PSP classics are "optional for developers"

By Sean Carey,

Sony has confirmed that trophy support for PS1 and PSP classics that are included in the revamped PS Plus service is an optional extra for developers and not a requirement.

In a new FAQ over on PlayStation Blog, Sony talks briefly about PS1 and PSP classics receiving new trophy lists. Sony notes that some PS1 and PSP titles included with PS Plus Premium "may offer trophies," but this feature is not a requirement for developers and is "optional."

Syphon Filter trophies optional

Trophy support for PlayStation classics is "optional"

So far, we've only seen trophy lists for first-party Sony games: Ape Escape, Syphon Filter, Hot Shots Golf, I.Q.: Intelligent Qube, and Wild Arms. It makes sense for Sony to include trophies for some of its games to hype up the launch of the new PS Plus service, but for third-party developers... will they see it as worth it? It will probably be a bit of a hard sell, but we remain hopeful. We'd love to see the likes of Tekken 2 and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee add trophies — make Abe fart 100 times for a gold trophy? Yes, please!

Sony recently published the full PlayStation Plus lineup for select countries in Asia, and while there could be a few differences when the service launches in the West, it gives us a pretty good idea of what we'll have access to come June 13th/June 23rd.

Do you think any third-party developers will be interested in returning to their old games and adding trophies? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.