Sony is removing PlayStation Now support from PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, and several Sony TV models in order to “shift [its] focus” to supporting the service on PlayStation 4 and PC.
The announcement was made on the official PlayStation Blog. A list detailed every device that would lose PlayStation Now as of August 15th, 2017, with the exception of 2016 models of Sony’s Bravia TVs which lose support earlier, on April 1st, 2017.
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
- All 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models
- All Sony Blu-ray player models
- All Samsung TV models
Sony made a comment in the blog post explaining the decision to move forward without a broader scope for PlayStation Now.
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.
The post continues by reminding fans that they will want to disable the auto-renewal of the service if they don’t wish to continue their subscription. PlayStation Now saves will still be accessible on PlayStation 4 and PC.
While this isn’t exactly good news, PlayStation may have slightly made up for it with major deals on the PlayStation Network this week.
Source: PlayStation Blog