Sony to abandon PlayStation Plus support for PS3 and Vita starting March 8, 2019
Sony will no longer be offering PlayStation or PlayStation Vita titles to PlayStation Plus Subscribers starting next March. The company made the announcement today via email to subscribers of the company’s premium online service, which offers discounts and a selection of free titles on a monthly basis.
You can find the full statement below:
“PlayStation®3 (PS3™) or PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) titles will be included in the PlayStation®Plus Monthly Games allocation until March 8, 2019.
After March 8, 2019, the Monthly Games provided to PlayStation Plus members will no longer include PS3 or PS Vita titles. Any PS3 or PS Vita Monthly Games downloaded or previously added to your Download List will remain playable for as long as you remain a PlayStation Plus member.
Beyond March 8, 2019, Monthly Games will only include PlayStation®4 (PS4™) titles. All other features and benefits of the PlayStation Plus service will remain unaffected.
What this means for you
As a PlayStation Plus member, you will continue to receive Monthly Games for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita for every month of your membership until March 8, 2019.
After March 8, 2019, PS3 and PS Vita titles will no longer be included in your Monthly Games allocation.
Any PS3 or PS Vita Monthly Games downloaded or previously added to your Download List will remain playable for as long as you remain a PlayStation Plus member.”
While it’s unsurprising to see PlayStation 3 being rolled back, this news certainly doesn’t bode well for the PlayStation Vita, a platform that has survived solely on third-party support for much of the handheld’s lifespan.
So, what do you think of Sony’s decision to remove PS3 and Vita titles from their monthly PlayStation Plus offerings next year? Be sure to sound off in the comments and let us know.