PlayStation Now, Sony’s game-streaming service that was launched several years ago, will only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC from 15 August 2017. Basically, Sony is discontinuing the service on a slew of devices, including the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Sony’s decision to end PlayStation Now support on these devices is so that it could “further develop and improve the user experience” of the game-streaming service on the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. The company also clarified that “all PS Now cloud game saves can easily be accessed on both PS4 and Windows PC.”
If you own any of the devices below, they will not be able to access PlayStation Now from the 15th of August:
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV (aka the Vita TV)
- 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TVs
- All Sony Blu-ray players
- All Samsung TVs
Oddly enough, PlayStation Now support for 2016 Bravia TVs will end even sooner on the 1st of April 2017. Out of all the products listed, we imagine owners of the PlayStation Vita are the most affected. After all, many of the device’s features have been cut since its initial launch in 2011 in Japan.
Although PlayStation Now isn’t officially available here in Malaysia, the end of support for devices outside of the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC certainly limits the service’s availability. Hopefully, Sony will indeed deliver a better user experience on these two remaining platforms.
(Source: PlayStation Blog)