PlayStation Removes Past PS3 And Vita Purchases For Unknown Reason

PlayStation players are reporting some of their past game purchases are no longer eligible to be played.

Certain players who purchased the PSOne Classics versions of Chrono Cross and Chrono Trigger are finding the games have now “expired” and are no longer playable [via Kotaku]. This comes just days after the release of Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition.

Christopher Foose on Twitter shared an image that showed their digital Chrono Cross copy. It has an expiration date of 12/31/1969, meaning they can no longer play the game on PS3 or Vita.

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Other users have also reported that Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy IX have expired too. One Reddit user can’t even access their entire library on Vita, which is quite a bizarre thing to occur!

It’s currently unknown if this has been part of a deliberate decision by PlayStation to push people towards newer titles, or if it’s just a glitch in the system. Kotaku notes it could be explained away by a “Unit epoch” – an arbitrary date engineers use to designate the beginning of a unit’s lifespan. A bug on Sony’s end could be causing this software to revert back to this date.

Have any of your past PlayStation purchases been affected by this? Let us know on Twitter!

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