PlayStation Now Dropping PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 & More in August 2017
On August 15, 2017, Sony will discontinue support for PlayStation Now on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, all Sony Bravia TV models from 2013-2015 (2016 Bravia TVs lose support on April 1 in the United States and Canada, and May 15 in the UK), all Sony Blu-ray player models, and all Samsung TV models.
Over on the European PlayStation Blog, Sony said you have until March 15 to sign up to PlayStation Now through the affected devices. If you don’t want to continue your PS Now subscription, they said, “Please remember to disable auto-renewal in your account settings so that your subscription ends by April 1, 2017 on 2016 Sony Bravia TVs, and August 15, 2017 on all other devices.”
PlayStation Now Senior Marketing Manager Brian Dunn explained why they’re only focusing on PS4 and PC going forward:
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. 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. Remember that all of your PS Now cloud game saves can easily be accessed on both PS4 and Windows PC.
What do you think of this decision by Sony?