In a bit of unexpected, but perhaps inevitable news, Sony has announced they will be discontinuing PlayStation Now support for a number of devices going forward.
After August 15, 2017 owners of the the following devices will no longer have access to the game streaming service.
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
- All 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models
- All Sony Blu-ray player models
- All Samsung TV models
Cutoff of the service happens even sooner for owners of 2016 Sony Bravia TVs, with the service ending April 1, 2017. Sony had this to say concerning the announcement, “After thoughtful consideration, we decided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices.”
I’ve never used the PlayStation Now service and really don’t have much desire to do so. I feel somewhat bad for anyone who was using PS Now on those devices, although I suspect the number of consumers wasn’t worth the cost of maintaining the service on those platforms.
Darius Purse is Executive Editor at MONG and if you want to talk Games, TV, or MMA feel free to follow him on Twitter.