Platforms


Blu-Play games can be played on quite a lot of different platforms (depending on the complexity of the game) - from the very same disc / ISO file. Here's a quick overview of these platforms, along with short instructions on how to get going.

Gaming consoles

The primary target of Blu-Play games are the gaming consoles. Blu-Play games will (generally) run on any game console that comes with a blu-ray drive. These consoles are:

Note: There are differences between the consoles, and the game-developer may choose to only target one or two of them. Check the compatibility list for each game before downloading.

To run the game on one of these game consoles, you must burn the ISO file onto a disc. For the PlayStation consoles, it has to be a BD-R or BD-RE disc, so you need a Blu-ray burner. For the Xbox One consoles you can settle for a DVD, so you need a DVD burner. (This of course requires that the ISO is small enough to fit on a DVD - but most Blu-Play games should match that criteria).

Then simply insert the disc into the disc drive of the console. If the game doesn't automatically start up, then you should be able to find and start it from the Video section.

If you happen to have a jailbroken PlayStation, you can also run the Blu-Play game from harddisk by mounting the ISO with webMAN or multiMAN from the BDISO folder.


Standard Blu-ray players

Although the original idea with Blu-Play games was to focus on homebrew games for the gaming consoles, standard Blu-ray players has proven to be quite capable too - depending on the device and the game of course.

Some games can easily be played using a standard remote control, while other games are more suitable to be played with a gamepad.

All modern TVs and Blu-ray players (with Smart-TV functionality) lets you connect a gamepad. Examples of such gamepads are:

Consult the manual for the specific device to find out which gamepad(s) it supports.

When it's possible to connect the gamepad directly to the Blu-ray player, it goes without saying that you can use the gamepad to control Blu-Play games.

For TVs, you utilize the CEC feature, which lets you control the Blu-ray player through HDMI.

Older devices

If you have an older TV and/or Blu-ray player, there's still hope. A few of Sony's older Blu-ray players lets you connect a DualShock 4 gamepad (version CUH-ZCT1 - not CUH-ZCT2). These players are:

There is also a list of older Sony TV's that allows you to connect a DualShock 4 (CUH-ZCT1). These TVs are:

The same applies to a lot of older Samsung TVs. We don't have a list of these models though.


Windows / Linux / Mac

You can also run Blu-Play games on your computer. This merely requires a software player capable of playing Blu-ray ISO files or Blu-ray folder structures. And there are many players to choose from - some better than others. Some examples are:

These players are also useful for developers when testing their games. The absolute best product on the list is PowerDVD from Cyberlink.

Note: Some of these software players require you to change a setting from "Simple mode" to "Menu mode" before playing Blu-Play games correctly.

Also note: Using a software media player also requires Java installed. It is important that you install the same bit version of Java that your software player is: 32bit Java => 32bit VLC.


Hardware media players

And finally, there is a long list of hardware media players that also offers Blu-ray playback, and therefor also should handle Blu-Play games. These devices will usually let you play the ISO or folder structure from harddisk or USB simply by clicking on them.

Note: Some of these hardware media players were only designed to handle media playback, and is only equipped with a modest CPU for this reason. In other words: Don't expect any stunning framerates when running Blu-Play games on these devices (although some devices may surprise you).