Sony Kills PlayStation Now Support To Various Gaming Devices; Is It A Smart Move?
Sony has announced its plan of abandoning its PlayStation Now support for a number of devices. These devices include the PS Vita, PlayStation 3, Blu-ray players and smart TVs from Sony and Samsung.
The Reason Behind This Announcement
Apparently, Sony has decided to no longer focus on the mentioned devices for its PlayStation Support in order to pool in its resources to two platforms only, specifically the PlayStation 4 and PC. Also, the 2016 models of Sony's Bravia TVs will be included as well. In addition, according to a post written by Brian Dunn, PlayStation Now's senior marketing manager, this decision will definitely put them in the best position to grow the service even further.
What About The People Who Subscribed?
For the subscribers who own one of the devices mentioned, they have exactly six months left to continue playing until it will be fully implemented; judgment day is on Aug. 15. However, for those who own the 2016 models of Sony's Bravia TVs, they will have it a little bit early than expected, which is on April 1. After both dates, the PlayStation Now will only be available to the PlayStation 4 and PCs only.
Sony's Way To Force People In Buying Its Latest Device?
In a way, this could be Sony's way of forcing people who own a PS Vita or PlayStation 3 to "upgrade". Let's be honest, not all of us have the means or has the intention to buy Sony's latest console.
Some people do not see the need yet to upgrade as they still see their old device work as much as they need to or that the PlayStation 4 is not that much enticing. Some also are just happy with their old PS Vitas and want to go mobile while playing without jumping the Nintendo Switch bandwagon.
With Sony's decision, however, one might not be able to help himself to not be disappointed as this could only be a classic way of forcing people to ditch old (perfectly working) device to a new one by ending support. Like what Apple did with its iPhones.
Other News Regarding Sony
Speaking about PlayStation consoles, Sony has released a new design for its PlayStation 4 Pro. Apparently, it features the same "retro look" that the PlayStation 1 and is called the "PlayStation 4 Pro Ultimate Retro Edition."
Sadly, the new console version is already out of stock. The console itself retails at a price of $399.99, which is the same price that the original PlayStation 4 had when it was launched back in November.
In regards as to whether there would be any special specs for the retro model, reports confirm that it carries the same upgrades that all PlayStation 4 Pros have, such as 4k resolution, increased frame rate, HDR and many more. However, it is also best to assume that there will be some technical difficulties of the device until it is tested. I mean, you can never know what to expect, just like what happened to the Galaxy Note 7 - nobody expected that severe heating issue.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Leaked Renders Reveal Familiar Design
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact leaked in the new set of live images, revealing the device's details.
Sony To Announce Flagship Smartphone With 6-Inch Bezel-Less Screen At IFA 2017
Sony is rumored to be unveiling a new flagship smartphone at the IFA 2017 which will have a 6-inch bezel-less display.
Game Of Thrones, Don’t Die, Mr. Robot And Other Free Games On PlayStation Plus This July 2017; Check Them Out Here
Sony is again giving away several video games for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this July. Among the titles are Game of Thrones, and Don’t Die, Mr. Robot.
Xperia XZ Premium: Sony's Expensive Phone Has Extravagant Features You Won't See In iPhones
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium may look old but it comes with amazing features not found in the latest smartphones today.
New Atari Console In The Works, Not Competing With Microsoft And Sony
A new Atari console based on PC technology is currently in development, the company has confirmed. It's being teased as "Ataribox."
MORE IN ITECHPOST
iOS 11 Plagued with Untested Bugs and Early Adoption Pitfalls
Reports of nagging iOS 11 issues have started pouring in just a day after the software was released by Apple on supported devices.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
‘Resident Evil 7: Not A Hero DLC’ First Gameplay Trailer Leaks Online
First gameplay trailer pertaining to RE7: Not A Hero DLC has just leaked on YouTube.