The only real remaining official journal in Britain has turned off the lights, as Official PlayStation Magazine UK is no more. The publication’s newest incarnation tallied 187 points, with Returnal being the final ever cowl star. Future Publishing shuttered Official Xbox Journal UK in 2020, whereas Official Nintendo Journal UK printed its last problem all the way in which again in 2014.
Official PlayStation Journal UK was, for the longest time, Britain’s best-selling online game journal – however the emergence of the Web (and, if we’re sincere, web sites like Push Square) has resulted in declining gross sales. For a lot of PlayStation avid gamers, together with ourselves, the publication was virtually a Bible within the late 90s and early 2000s: these PS1 demo discs had been iconic.
The excellent news is that Official PlayStation Journal UK isn’t going away totally: the present editorial employees are relaunching PLAY beginning 4th Could, with a Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart cowl. Again within the glory days of gaming magazines, PLAY was printed as an “unofficial” different to OPM – but it surely was finally shuttered in 2016. Now it’s again!
“Our purpose is for PLAY to go farther and deeper than ever earlier than into the world of PlayStation gaming,” Editor Ian Dean wrote on GamesRadar’s web site. “And crucially, it is made by the identical crew of writers, editors, and designers, with the identical deep trade entry, high quality of writing, and fervour for all issues PlayStation.”
The journal shall be obtainable worldwide, and you will discover out learn how to buy it through here. If you happen to’re an current subscriber to Official PlayStation Journal UK, then your subscription will merely carry throughout. Yow will discover out extra in regards to the new journal on Games Radar, however within the meantime let’s pour one out for the final ever official publication on UK shores. We’ll miss you, OPM!