A new PlayStation Store for web and mobile is reportedly launching this month
It’s said to remove PS3, PSP and Vita purchasing options, as well as the wishlist feature
Sony looks set to launch a new version of the PlayStation Store for web and mobile this month.
In a letter reportedly sent to developers, which was obtained by Planète Vita, the platform holder said the new PlayStation Store will launch online on October 19 and on mobile on October 28.
Users who access the online marketplace via these platforms from those dates will no longer be able to purchase PS3, PSP and Vita games and add-ons, or PS4 apps, themes and avatars. The wishlist feature will also be discontinued.
All of the above content will still be purchasable via the PlayStation Store on PS4, and all previously bought content will remain available to players on their console.
In September, it was claimed that the source code of the PlayStation website makes reference to several unannounced PS5 features, including party chat support for up to 100 players and a wishlist feature for the store.
Sony overhauled the PlayStation Trophies system this week, introducing new Trophy levels and a new level calculation structure. The company will also be updating the Trophy level icon on PS5 and the PlayStation App “at a later date”.
The changes come as the company gears up to launch PlayStation 5 on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.
The rest of the world will get the console a week later on November 19, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.
On Wednesday Sony released an official PlayStation 5 teardown video showing off the console’s internal components.