Following VentureBeat’s report that Sony Interactive Entertainment has begun removing PlayStation Now gift cards from UK store shelves, the company has confirmed to the publication that it is in the process of pulling the cards globally. It will only be a matter of time before they disappear from stores around the world.
Why is Sony removing PlayStation Now cards?
According to a company spokesperson, Sony will now focus on its cash gift cards, which can be used to purchase a PlayStation Now subscription.
“Generally speaking, we are moving away from PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on our current PlayStation cash gift cards, which can be redeemed for PlayStation Now,” reads a short and concise statement. However, this neither confirms nor denies speculation that Sony is closing PlayStation Now in favor of the rumored merger of PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus.
Opinion: PlayStation Now, as we know it, looks like it’s coming back
Zamena writes… Sony avoided responding directly to VentureBeat’s report by stating that cash denomination cards can be used to purchase a PlayStation Now subscription. The statement, understandably, would not have disclosed the company’s plans in advance. Sony has previously said it’s working on a PlayStation version of Xbox Game Pass, so we have reason to believe Bloomberg’s report on “Spartacus” isn’t without merit.
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