Sony streaming service PlayStation Now saw potential when it launched on the PC. This year, the service is saying goodbye to a number of platforms to focus on just two of them.
Goodbye PlayStation 3 And PlayStation Vita, Smart TVs
Which entertainment devices were discontinued for PlayStation Now? The list is long, with a plethora of smart TVs losing support. Sony’s own hardware didn’t make the cut as well. Have a look at the full list here:
– PlayStation 3
– Vita and PS TV
– 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models
– Sony Blu-ray player models
– Samsung TV models
PlayStation 4 And PC Still Supported
Once these changes are made, the PS4 and PC are the only platforms that will have access to PS Now. Sony explained that they decided to shift their focus to these devices to develop and improve the user experience for PS4 and PC. Sony added, “This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further. If you use any of the above devices, we want to give our heartfelt thanks for your support, and we hope you’ll continue with us.”
Players who are using any of the discontinued platforms can always pick up their progress on PS4 or PC. Sony reminded users to disable auto-renewal before service ends on the discontinued platforms they play on. Sony didn’t have any information to share about how PS Now will change with support removed from these devices.
PS Now support for the mentioned devices will be dropped on August 15 of this year. Meanwhile, 2016 Sony Bravia TV models are also scheduled to lose PS Now, but those are actually losing support before everything else. While other PlayStation PS Now users have until August, those using 2016 Sony Bravia TVs have time until April 1, 2017.
The changes were not welcomed really well by its players. Hopefully, Sony will not stop or wind down support for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in general. Since these devices are aging, Sony’s announcement to focus on the PS4 and PC could mean that they are slowly considering a stop in support for the older devices.
What Is PlayStation Now?
PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service created by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The platform allows players to pay for access to a selection of original titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription.
The game giant will definitely send updates about PS3 and PS Vita in the weeks to come. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.