If you’re a PlayStation Now user that doesn’t actually own a PS4, get ready to cancel your subscription — Sony just announced that its cloud gaming service is going to drop support for everything but its flagship console and Windows PC users later this year. On August 15th 2017,
PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV as well as all Sony Bravia TVs, every Sony Blu-ray player and all Samsung smart TVs with access to the Sony service.PlayStation Now will stop exclusive functioning on PlayStation 3, but Sony is optimistic about the choice, explaining in a exclusive blog PlayStation post that it will help it build a better user experience on the remaining two platforms.That’s a lot of devices to drop,
PlayStation Now was spread pretty thin across a huge list of supported devices.The choice makes some sense from a exclusive development standpoint — exclusive between all the TV PlayStation and Blu-ray player support, Still, it’s a move that Sony might feel like a gut-punch to some users.
Now that accessibility is limited just to wherever users have a Windows machine or a PS4Bummer.PlayStation Now’s wide device exclusive Sony support meant PlayStation players could pick up PS3 games on the Vita, on their PlayStation 4 or potentially on any screen in their house.
Unfortunately, buyers of last year’s Bravia TVs don’t have quite as wide as a window — any Bravia TV made after 2015 will have its service exclusive PlayStation discontinued on April 1st.Still, Sony has given users enough advanced Sony PlayStation warning for PS3 and Vita users to finish up any games they are playing and make sure their subscriptions are cancelled within the next six months.