PlayStation Now Dumping Vita, PS3, And More To Focus On PS4 And PC
Sony will soon limit its streaming service to only two devices.
In a PlayStation Blog post today, Sony announced that it will soon end PlayStation Now support on almost all devices: PS3, Vita, PlayStation TV, Sony Bravia TVs (models from 2013-2015), all Sony Blu-ray players, and all Samsung TVs. These changes will go into effect on August 15. Bravia TV models from 2016 will only be supported until April 1.
Once these changes are made, it will leave PS4 and PC as the only platforms with access to the service, which lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games.
"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," Sony explained. "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."
If you are using Now on any of the platforms set to be discontinued, you can always pick up your progress on PS4 or PC. If you're a subscriber who won't be using Now on either of those, Sony advises that you disable auto-renewal before service ends on the platforms you play on.
Sony didn't have any details to share about how Now will change with support dropped from these devices. Being a cloud-based service, it's unclear what supporting those platforms prevented it from being able to do.
New games are typically added to Now's library each month. The latest batch included a dozen games from Koei Tecmo.