PlayStation Plus will no longer give its fanbase free games for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita platforms come March 2019 next year. The company announced it intends to focus more on PlayStation 4 titles, and it has no choice but too stop including PS3 and PS Vita titles into the list in order to do that.
That said, Sony has made it clear that its decision won’t affect any of the PS3 and PS Vita games that users have downloaded or will download prior to the termination date.
According to Sony, “Those games will still be part of your PS Plus games library as long as you remain a member. Your game saves and other benefits of PS Plus will also remain the same – the only change is that no new PS3 and PS Vita games will be added to the PS Plus monthly games lineup beyond 8 March 2019.”
It’s understandable what Sony Interactive Entertainment would be looking to stop supporting older console through PS Plus. The PS3 is easily 12 years old now, and the company has completely stopped publishing first party games for the PS Vita. Furthermore, it’s not like the company is saying that people will no longer be able to buy old games.