Fans of print media will be sad to hear that PlayStation: The Official Magazine (US) is set to close. Future US has confirmed that the Holiday 2012 issue will be the final issue of PTOM.
PlayStation: The Official Magazine originally began it’s life in September 1997 as PlayStation Magazine. In 2007, Sony announced that PSM would become PlayStation: The Official Magazine in a partnership with publisher Future. PTOM ran on a 4 week schedule for each issue, meaning that they were able to publish a 13th ‘Holiday’ issue each year.
The move only applies to the US PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and OPMs in other countries remain unaffected at this time. Future has yet to comment on the closure, or on how staff will be affected.
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