NOTE: This story was originally written on August 29th. Due to our extensive downtime, some of the story details have changed – several subsequent updates have increased the roster of PSOne games available in North America.
You may have heard about PSOne Classics, the recent addition to Sony’s PSVita which allows players to download and play games made for the original PlayStation console. Well, Oddworld Inhabitants have announced in a post on their website that Abe’s Oddysee and Abe’s Exoddus are a part of the opening lineup, alongside over 100 other PSOne games.
PSOne Classics allows players to buy and download PSOne games and play them on their PSVita. If a player has previously bought a PSOne game through their PlayStation 3 they can simply redownload it or transfer it from the PS3, without having to repurchase the game.
Unfortunately, the regional differences between Europe and America were quite staggering – Vita owners in America initially only had access to nine PSOne games, while European customers got the full lineup of 130. Both Oddworld games were at first only available in Europe, and were not included in the nine available to America.
Luckily an expansion of the catalogue was promised, with Alf happily confirming via Twitter that Oddysee and Exoddus would be coming soon to American Vita owners. Both Oddworld games were made available in North America in an update only a single day later.