Sony just announced that they will no longer continue with the PlayStation Now streaming service for platforms other than PC and PS4. Players who still depend on PlayStation Now through TV and other means will no longer see the service this spring.
Company senior marketing manager Brian Dull wrote on PlayStation Blog, "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."
"This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further. If you use any of the above devices, we want to give our heartfelt thanks for your support, and we hope you'll continue with us. Remember that all of your PS Now cloud game saves can easily be accessed on both PS4 and Windows PC," he added.
Starting Aug. 15, a number of devices will no longer have support for PlayStation Now. These are PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, PlayStation 2, All Sony Bravia TV models from 2013 to 2015, all Samsung TV models and all Sony Blu-ray players.
Dull reminded players that they need to disable the auto-renewal setting in their account if they want to discontinue their subscription.
The announcement has shocked millions of players. According to CinemaBlend, it is surprising to see PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in the list as the two consoles could be the selling point of PS Now. There are people who still prefer to use the old consoles and Sony may still reap profit from them.
Microsoft, on the other hand, took a different route as they have the backwards compatibility program, which allows players to enjoy Xbox 360 games to their Xbox One.
Stay tuned for more updates on PS Now.