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With the PS3 generation, digital store shutdowns manifest their most damaging form yet

We’ve seen digital store shutdowns before. But Sony’s announcement that it’s to close the PS3, Vita and PSP stores for good is without doubt the most devastating yet.There’s a lot of anger about this decision, and justifiably so. But this is the digital future, and the gradual march of progress. It’s scary.When Google Stadia was announced, I said that streaming could be the future of games but gave me grave worries for game preservation. But perhaps when I wrote that we were already on a slippery slope, with too many purchases shackled to online services that can be closed down…

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PlayStation has ‘retired’ the official Killzone website

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:33 GMT Sony has “retired” its official Killzone franchise website, and anyone clicking through to the site now gets forwarded to the generic PlayStation site instead.If anyone heads over to Guerrilla Games’ official Killzone website, they’re only going to be met with a message from Sony and a redirect to PlayStation.com.“The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired,” Guerrilla says in a statement on the newly-emptied site. “We apologise for this inconvenience. […] Thank you to Killzone.com’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support.”Seven years after the last…