Sony has announced that it will suspend the possibility of buying and renting movies and TV series on the PlayStation Store. Regardless of whether you are using PS5, PS4 or mobile devices.
Revealed on the PlayStation Blog, the store will leave “to offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through the PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021.”. According to Sony, the decision was made after observing “tremendous growth in PlayStation fans using subscription and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles”, such as Netflix, YouTube, Disney + and other similar services.
In any event, users will continue to have access to the content they have purchased beyond the August 31 deadline, with movies and TV shows available for “reproduction on demand” on PS4 and PS5, as well as mobile devices.
Sony completed the post saying that the company expects “further enhance the entertainment experience on PlayStation.”. We may see something to replace this system in the future, but for now, Sony is shutting down the service as it watches the trend towards streaming content.
In other Sony news, here’s everything you need to know about the DualSense drift issue, as a class action lawsuit was filed related to the issue. On the other hand, a report from Bloomberg recently stated that internal storage applications would arrive on PlayStation 5 through a firmware patch (which would arrive at the end of this year 2021).
As for the most recent PS5 news, we remind you that a lot of news has been presented in the last State of Play of February 2021. In this article you have compiled all the announcements that took place in the event. Including the new version of Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS5 and the independent DLC of Yuffie (Intergrade).