If you’re a PlayStation Now user that doesn’t actually own a PS4, you may want to cancel your subscription. That’s because Sony just announced that its cloud gaming service is going to drop support for everything except its flagship console and Windows PC users later this year.
On August 15th 2017, PlayStation Now will stop functioning on PlayStation 3, 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 service. Yes, that’s a lot of devices to drop, but Sony is optimistic about the decision, explaining in a blog post that this will help it build a better user experience on the remaining two platforms. In short, quality over quantity.
This decision makes sense. Between all the TV and Blu-ray player support, PlayStation Now was spread pretty thin across devices. Still, this will suck for some users. PlayStation Now’s wide device support meant that players could pick up PS3 games on the Vita, on their PlayStation 4 or potentially on any screen in their home. Now that it is limited to a Windows machine or a PS4.
Still, Sony has given users enough advanced warning so they can finish up any games they are playing and make sure their subscriptions are cancelled within the next six months.