Sony announced that PlayStation Vue is shutting down on January 30th, 2020. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s deputy president, John Kodera, announced with a post on the PlayStation’s Blog, that at the beginning of next year PlayStation Vue will shut down since Sony hasn’t been able to change the pay TV industry as fast as they were planning to do when PlayStation Vue launched four years ago.
Today we are announcing that we will shut down the PlayStation Vue service on January 30, 2020. Unfortunately, the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected. Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business.
Also, Kodera said that Sony decided to remain focus on their gaming business, and they will do it by continuing “to deliver the best entertainment experiences across the network” and by supporting central gaming services like PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus.
With 100 million PlayStation 4s in the market today, our community continues to grow and thrive. We will continue to deliver the best entertainment experiences across the network, along with other key gaming services, including PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus.
Recently, PlayStation Now received some impressive additions to its catalog, like God of War and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Sony has also confirmed that the service will be supported on PlayStation 5.