The PlayStation three is sort of 15 years previous, so it’s hardly shocking it has some irksome quirks – however with the closure of the system’s store on 2nd July, subscribers to PS Plus ought to most likely pay attention to a possible downside. Whereas your downloads might be retained, you’ll solely have the ability to play any titles you claimed via Sony’s subscription service so long as you stay a member.
Now this isn’t a difficulty in case you’re planning to stay subscribed for the foreseeable future, however right here’s the rub: there’s no method to outright buy titles you’ve beforehand claimed as a part of your membership whereas the storefront is dwell, that means in case your subscription lapses after the PS Retailer has closed, you’ll by no means have the ability to play these titles once more – except, after all, you resubscribe.
This downside additionally applies to the PS Vita, in addition to PS Minis. It’s one thing that, luckily, the agency has mounted on PS5 – you should buy video games even in case you’ve already redeemed them via PS Plus – however clearly this can be a legacy difficulty and it implies that it’ll by no means be mounted on the corporate’s older consoles.
Sadly, there’s no resolution both. In case your PS Plus subscription is scheduled to lapse earlier than 2nd July (or 27th August for PS Vita), then you should have the chance to let your membership run down and then buy stated titles outright – in any other case, you’re caught. It’s at all times been an annoying, irritating oversight – however sadly it’s accentuated by the upcoming closure of the assorted storefronts for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP.