Sony announced this week that it is dropping support for legacy platforms from its PlayStation Now service. Going forward, it will only support PlayStation 4 and Windows PCs.
“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’s Brian Dunn writes in the PlayStation Blog. “This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further.”
More specifically, Sony is discontinuing PlayStation Now on the following devices on April 1, 2017:
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
- All 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Sony Bravia TV models
- All Sony Blu-ray player models
- All Samsung TV models
PlayStation Now is an online service that lets gamers play select PlayStation 3 titles on multiple platforms. You can buy these games ad hoc or subscribe for a monthly fee of $19 to access the broader catalog of over 400 games.
What’s interesting about this change is that PlayStation Now didn’t even ship on Windows PCs until August 2016.
I’m curious that Microsoft doesn’t offer something like this for Xbox 360 games.