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Sony pulling the plug on PlayStation Mobile

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If you cast your mind back just a few years, you might recall a Sony program called PlayStation Mobile. The aim was simple: create a platform for indie developers to publish their games across various pieces of hardware, which included the PS Vita and select Android smartphones. The idea, and motivation to promote smaller studios, was a good one. But after months of stagnation, Sony is finally pulling the plug.

In a Japanese press release sent to House of PlayStation, Sony has detailed their closure of the PlayStation Mobile platform. The store will be permanently shut down on July 15th, with the apps on both PS Vita and Android being rendered useless. That’s not all that surpassing, especially since Sony officially stopped supporting the mobile app earlier last year already.

If you previously purchased games from the service, then you need to listen up. The store will cease publishing content in July, but come September 10th it’ll all be gone for good. That means no re-downloading of games you’ve previously purchased either, so you’ll need to do that well before the deadline. As long as you have the contact installed and play with an internet connection, you’ll be able to enjoy your purchases forever.

If all of this sounds very confusing to you, then you possibly never made use of PlayStation Mobile at all. You be in the majority, as the service came to a grinding halt not long after being launched. It’s not a major loss for either Android of Vita either. While it will be a bit more difficult for indie developers to publish on Sony’s handheld, their strong commitment to indie titles recently means the Vita probably won’t suffer as much as one would expect.

Just be sure to download any game you may have purchased. Unless they’re such a distant memory that you forgot you had them in any case.

Last Updated: March 11, 2015

21 Comments

  1. Step 1. Replace “mobile” with “PS+ for PS3”

    Step 2. Watch the world burn.

    Sony pulling the plug on PlayStation Plus for PS3

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zGArQubI6tk/VBTNm4lnMoI/AAAAAAAACFw/sbCThsfQsHg/s1600/evillaugh.gif

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    • Admiral Chief

      March 11, 2015 at 14:28

      Evil man!

      Reply

      • Rock789

        March 11, 2015 at 14:52

        That’s Dr Evil man to you! πŸ˜‰ :p

        Reply

    • ultraviolet

      March 12, 2015 at 13:25

      its closer than you think

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  2. SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

    March 11, 2015 at 14:16

    Sony should stick to televisions. Microsoft to the OS game. Indies only need Steam to keep the love affair going.

    Let’s be honest for a moment. Steam is the one platform to rule them all. The one platform to find them. The one platform to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

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    • Pariah

      March 11, 2015 at 14:20

      The Xbox is truly my pick of the consoles. And let’s be honest, it’s a lot better than their OS, which historically has a shaky reputation. It’s only saving grace is that everyone uses it. Mostly, not by choice.

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      • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

        March 11, 2015 at 14:25

        I wouldn’t know if the Xbox is a lot better than their OS, since I don’t particularly like getting down and dirty with the plebs. πŸ˜‰ I’ll stick to the Almighty PC, thanks.

        Oh. Also. Don’t argue. Just accept defeat. Remember the last time you did?

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        • Pariah

          March 11, 2015 at 14:27

          And yet again you prove that you’re a narrow-minded, narcissistic arsehole.

          You’re the bestestest most smartestest man I know, and so sefless and kind, always thinking of others. πŸ˜€

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          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            March 11, 2015 at 14:30

            I’m just glad that even robot Gingers can learn on the fly. You even spelled arsehole correctly this time! I’m so proud! Although “sefless” might need some work. Did you mean serf-less? I haven’t had the fortune of owning an indentured servant yet.

          • Pariah

            March 11, 2015 at 14:31

            You spelled “Slave” incorrectly.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            March 11, 2015 at 14:32

            Dude! Watch yourself! We don’t have “slaves” anymore. That’s just not cool. Way to bring 1684 back.

          • Pariah

            March 11, 2015 at 14:33

            “A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.”

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            March 11, 2015 at 14:37

            Not if the slaves nose had been cut off because it was still 1684.

          • Pariah

            March 11, 2015 at 14:41

            Good thing it’s not 1684, and we no longer call them slaves. πŸ˜›

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            March 11, 2015 at 14:43

            So it’s okay to have slaves, as long as they’re not called slaves? There is something very very broken inside you.

          • Pariah

            March 11, 2015 at 14:47

            You’re the one who said having one would be fortunate, don’t look at me.

            *Hides his sla.. Errr. Indentured servant army*

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            March 11, 2015 at 14:50

            There is no denying the economic boon that indentured servants provide. Let’s be honest. But you said it’s okay to have slaves. Shame on you. That just makes you a bad bad person!

          • Pariah

            March 11, 2015 at 14:51

            Not slaves. “Indentured servants”. Get with the times.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            March 11, 2015 at 14:52

            LOL

        • Pariah

          March 11, 2015 at 14:29

          #PleaseDon’tSue

          Reply

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    March 13, 2015 at 09:22

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