Sony has confirmed a new PlayStation Store is coming to desktop and mobile – and you’ll no longer be able to purchase PS3 or PS Vita games through those platforms.
An email from Sony to developers reveals that a new PlayStation Store will be rolled out on desktop from 21 – 26 October, and on mobile 28 October. The updated store will see the options to buy PS3, Vita, and PSP games removed, as well as PS4 apps, themes, and avatars.
Note that this only seems to be the case for mobile and desktop, while the console store is not mentioned. Presumably this means you’ll still be able to use it as normal after the update has released.
PSN webstore is reportedly getting updated starting Oct 19th for web, Oct 28 for mobile. It will no longer allow users to buy PS3/PSP/Vita content as well as apps/themes/avatars. You’ll have to buy them from the device instead https://t.co/ooyybj8nZ8— Wario64 (@Wario64) October 8, 2020
Wishlist also removed pic.twitter.com/jVa2SbbFGO
It’s likely that this could point to the removal of the Wish List function at some point in the future, though it’s not clear if this would extend to console or not.
The update won’t have an effect on any of your existing purchases, so don’t worry there. It’s more a case of Sony gearing up to transition to next-gen.
Could we be seeing the removal of PS3 and PS Vita games from the console PlayStation Store? If this is the way the tides are turning, it definitely seems possible!
Speaking of Sony, the company surprise-revealed an in-depth look at PS5’s UI in a recent State of Play video.
The video shows off all the new features we can expect to see when the console launches, including the New Share Screen feature. This will allow players to stream a friend’s feed, as well as pin it to your own game screen.
Check out the video below!
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