Despite publicly defending himself, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s final boss is no nostalgic: Jim Ryan prefers to look to the future and think of the next studios he could, even to preserve the video game legacy of previous generations soon buy again. It was without counting on those damn players and their ability to mobilize.
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Is there still a pilot on the plane? Sony communication begins to go everywhere: Last March, the manufacturer publicly announced that it would permanently close the online shops of the “antique” PlayStation 3 and Vita – which also made it possible to restore the Classics versions of PSP games before repeating the next month and explaining that you made a “bad decision”.
My memory is failing
The case was then postponed to July 2nd (it is today), a date that marks the opening of a third act that the manufacturer decided not to adhere to a new roadmap very quickly. In-game purchases in PSP games will actually no longer be possible as announced, but said games from the first home laptop will ultimately still be accessible via the online shops of the two survivors:
You can still purchase and launch PSP content available on PlayStation Store on both PS3 and PS Vita. However, you can no longer purchase PSP content from the in-game store.
The thirty or so games previously listed and threatened with disappearing should therefore be (temporarily) saved and fans of the preservation of the fragile video game legacy.
But how long? Should July 2nd mean the end of the PS3’s online shop for a while, Sony had also ensured that the closure of this Vita was fixed on August 27th. The official site also states that a four-day stay has finally been decided:
When the PlayStation Store closed for PlayStation Portable in 2016, you could still search and buy games in games. As of July 6, 2021, you will no longer be able to search for or buy in-games.
Given the uncertainty the Japanese seem to be in, we can bet this is the opportunity for a new turnaround that we will not miss. In the meantime, you know what to do!