PlayStation Now Discontinuing Service on PS3, Vita in August
PS4 and PC to be the focus going forward.
Sony has announced that from August 15th 2017 onwards, PlayStation Now will be discontinued on some devices. That includes PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and TV, all Sony Blu-ray players, all Samsung TVs and 2013-2015 Sony Bravia TVs. If that weren’t enough, 2016 models of Sony Bravia TVs won’t support the service past April 1st 2017.
This pretty much leaves the PC and PS4 as conduits for PlayStation Now but why the change? According to Sony, it wants to shift resources to these platforms in order to improve and further develop the user experience. If nothing else, Sony is narrowing its focus to make more sweeping changes (that have yet to be revealed, sadly).
PlayStation Now cloud saves from the discontinued devices can still be accessed on PC or PS4. It’s just a shame that PS Vita players won’t be able to access the service on the go or that Sony Bravia TV owners have to invest in a console to enjoy PS3 titles.