Sony has announced that they will be shutting down their Mobile platform, known as PlayStation Mobile.
The company confirmed that PlayStation Mobile will no longer distribute content after July 15, 2015. The shutdown will apply to both PS Vita and certified PlayStation Android phones and tablets. PlayStaion Mobile users have up until the end of September 10 to make in-app purchases or re-download any previously purchased content that they might have deleted off their respective devices.
However, those who don’t do reactivate their purchased content by September 10 can still do so by activating their devices. Sony has provided instruction on how to activate devices in the directions below:
- For PS Vita users: You will need to complete the device activation process by performing the steps below between March 10, 2015, and September 10, 2015:
Go to [Settings] > [PSN℠] > [System Activation] > [PlayStation Mobile] > [Activate] > [OK].
- For PlayStation®Certified device users: You will need to open up the PSM app and launch any purchased PSM content between April 10, 2015 and September 10, 2015*3 to complete the content authentication process.
- Please ensure that you have downloaded all of the games that you want to keep. After September 10, 2015, you will not be able to re-download your purchased content.
- Devices that are not authenticated prior to September 10, 2015 will be unable to access previously purchased PSM content after that date.
Concluding the announcement, Sony stated: “We would like to sincerely thank our dedicated PlayStation fans and the development community for their participation in PSM.”
For those who might have not caught wind of it, Sony’s PlayStation Mobile was basically a framework to release indie games for PlayStation Vita and Android phones. They had initially launched the platform back in October 2012.
Source: PlayStation Support Forum