Date: April 12, 2021
“Following Sony’s announcement that it will be shutting down the PlayStation 3 storefront later this summer, fans are now reporting that they’re unable to download essential patches for certain PS3 games.
Sony recently confirmed that it will be shutting down its PS3, PS Vita, and PSP stores later this year, making it impossible to purchase new digital games across those storefronts. Sony explains that users will still be able to re-download any digital purchases made through the store, but they will be unable to buy new games following the closures.
Sony has yet to comment on the issue, and it’s currently unclear if it’s a deliberate decision on its part.
Players still have time to get games across the aforementioned platforms. The PS3 and PSP stores are set to close on July 2, 2021, while the PS Vita store is due to shut down on August 27, 2021.”
I’m sure there are a lot of working PS3s out there…Mine works great, and I’ve no intentions of being done with it…
There are also lots of used PS3 games out there in the market…It would be insane for Sony to render them un-patchable.
Sony decided to partner with all these game developers employing this awful business model, of releasing games by a set date and patching [aka worrying about fixing them] later…so, they need to continue supporting the patches at the very least.
I recently purchased a few PS3 games…and I expect them to be patched, when I get around to installing them.