Sony has rolled out new PS3 and PS Vita firmware updates that primarily additional wind down providers accessible on the techniques. In line with the official patch notes, signing into PSN from PS3 and PS Vita will now require two-factor authentication for enhanced safety, and customers will now not be capable of create new PSN accounts from both of the 2 techniques.
Dying slowly however absolutely
Again in March, Sony disabled the power to resume subscriptions from the PS3 and PS Vita. This adopted final October’s replace that disabled the power to make use of Paypal and credit score/debit playing cards on the PS Retailer for each techniques. A yr in the past, Sony was pressured to reverse its determination to close down PS3 and PS Vita shops totally, admitting that its determination was a bit of untimely. Nevertheless, no quantity of backlash might save the legendary PSP.
“It’s clear that we made the unsuitable determination right here,” SIE CEO Jim Ryan mentioned following backlash final yr. “So immediately I’m blissful to say that we are going to be maintaining the PlayStation Retailer operational for PS3 and PS Vita gadgets.” The manager then went on to elucidate that Sony has to think about investing assets into its newer techniques versus maintaining the older techniques alive. Each beloved consoles are dying a sluggish dying and I think that after the brand new PS Plus rolls out, it gained’t be lengthy earlier than Sony pulls the plug on PS3 and PS Vita shops as effectively.
Patch notes for immediately’s updates (PS3 model 4.89 and PS Vita model 3.74) are as follows:
- Signing in to PlayStation Community now requires a tool password for enhanced account safety.
- Account creation for PlayStation Community and a few account administration options are now not accessible on the console. Use your PC or cellular browser to make use of account administration options with improved efficiency, velocity, and security.