Earlier today, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced that the company will be closing down its PlayStation Mobile (PSM) platform in few months’ time. The closure will be done in several stages which subsequently provide some buffer time for PSM users to download contents before the service goes offline forever.
The first phase of the closure will take place on 15 July in which no new contents will be made available through PlayStation Mobile’s store. Users will then have till 10 September 2015 to download all the PSM contents that they like to keep before PSM is closed for good. The same dateline applies for the Android version of PSM as well although SCEI has already stopped supporting PSM for Android since last year.
Before they can retrieve those games though, users need to authenticate their PlayStation Vita from between 10 March and 10 September while Android users need to do it as well in between 10 April and 10 September. Ultimately, this announcement has pretty much marked the beginning of the end for PSM.
Since PlayStation Mobile was never made available in Malaysia, we suppose this announcement should not have much effect to PlayStation fans in this country. That being said, some Malaysian game developers might feel the sting though…that’s only if they are part of the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program which accepted developers from our country despite the absence of the service in our market.
Too bad then.