Once next week’s PlayStation Store update rolls by, two of the series’ games will no longer be available on the service.
This is why i am leery of digital only games.
If you've already downloaded them, you'll still have them. Just the way Gran Turismo 5 Prologue was taken off years ago. Yet I can still grab it and play it right now if I want because it's in my download list
Didn't steam have to remove EA games from customer's accounts after EA left for Origin? Not 100% sure on it since I didn't have any EA games to lose...
@Azazil No. lol
If you lose your device/have to format how will you recover the game if it's no longer available?
@Hisiru It's no longer available to buy, but if you have already bought it, it will always be in your account for download. That is the case with both Steam and PSN and I'm sure most other DD services.
@Hisiru Get a PC, Download game from torrent(since you already have the licence) Download playstation emulator (for 1 & 2) Play with a DS3 (get motionjoy) Have access to 95% games released on PS 1 & 2 (provided you have a license). Profit. No need to depend on what some company think is right for you lol. Congratulations you have just freed yourself from the stranglehold the company has over you, as you can play any game released on the older consoles which they may not be in the mood to release again. Edit: its funny but all the remakes purchased this gen might not even work on the next console lol, which puts you in a screwed up position again.
@Hisiru The game isn't linked to a device, it's linked to your account. It will always be available in your DL list, just not available for first time purchase. So if you have it (I do) you can always dl it again.
regardless of whether you purchased the game or not, it's the idea that there is some arbitrary time period that a game may no longer be available. It's reminiscent of buying "Bambi" Anniversary Edition, and to "hurry before it goes back into the Disney vault forever" sort of mentality.
Because if they did, they damn sure wouldn't have disagreed with me. Here is the overview for those that lack knowledge. If you buy a game or anything on PSN, then it goes into your download list. It stays there for good, and for YOU, the game will always be there. If that game happens to be taken OFF the store itself, it's STILL available to YOU because you still bought it and it's still in your download list. In summary, as long as it's in YOUR download list, regardless of whether or not it gets taken OFF the PSN STORE, YOU still have the game and are able to play, download it, etc at your own leisure because it's still in your DOWNLOAD LIST. Simple.
I purchased Outrun from the European PSN store and Sony removed it quite a while ago. I can still download and play the game whenever I want to however, because I've paid for it. All Sony did was remove it from the store so nobody else can buy it, since the publisher lost the rights or something and were no longer allowed to sell it. It will be the same for these PS1 games. If you already bought them, you'll always be able to download them again whenever you want, but since Irem has imploded (I think?) obviously they can't continue selling the R-Type games.
under EUA, SONY can remove it from your list. digital is more of a win for the company than for you.
@Spektical End User Agreement, I'd like to see that hold up in a court of law. If any company were to take what you paid for without your permission and without giving you some sort of equal or greater compensation, they'd have lawsuits up the ass.
Yeah. Not only is this almost nothing to do with Sony, but it's also very old news and I believe the same applies to the Wii's Virtual Console and presumably any other outlet. http://www.shacknews.com/ar...
I did not know that. Thanks.
Steam is great...
@RustedMan You seemed to have missed the point. They don't do that. All your purchases are available to redownload for as long as Sony's PSN store stays in service. They do not and will not remove them from here. Also, I wouldn't worry about it. In about 5 years PS3 will be wide open and you'll be able to make DRM free backups of your games. I mean, that usually happens to older consoles. Lots of hacks, lots of additional functions like that.
It most likely is a rights issue, as this happened to Brave Story New Traveler (for the PSP).
That sux.. I dont plan to buy it or anything but the removal of anything is never good.. Buy it now & keep it in your history for when vita gets the ps1 app
The "fun" side of DLC rearing its ugly head again. Of thinking you bought something online forever, and yet the option to have its file as a backup gets taken away.
That's not strictly true. If it's on your download list you will still be able to download it again even when it gets removed. For instance, the Incredible pack for LBP was recently removed but I was still able to download it again
not always the DLC for marvel ultimate alliance 2 didnt save in my download section in store and if i was to delete it i wouldnt have those characters again
@slaton24 The DLC for M:UA2 is still on my download list. I bought the character pack before it was removed from the store, and I can still obtain it.
and you think the download list will be there forever? I bet once the PS4 comes out Sony will shut-down the servers of the PS3 and everything will be lost. So if your HDD brakes you'll lose many games and is not like you'll be able to buy them used later on since they were digital only.
rather than coming up with a cynical assumption, why not wait and see. It could be that all PS3 games will be streamable through Gaikai and if you've bought a game on the PS3 (regardless of in what media) you will be able to play them for free. All they would have to do is check your trophy list and it's good to go
The only way i can see this happening is if Sony shuts down PSN....thats why they made eveyones accounts universal SEN accounts...I can access my PS3 download list on my Vita, it will probably be the same for PS4. Which brings up a good question as to what MS and Sony will do next gen as far as everyones PSN/XBLA games, surely most downloadable titles will be backward compatible.......hopefully because i have 150+ downloadable games @gribble Thats difficult because what about the people who rent or borrow?
good point. I never thought of that
You are totally right but blindly stupid fanboys refuse to see the truth. And they keep lying to everyone like if our games will be available forever... Dumb people... digital download is not a definitive buy, it's a rental... Nothing more. They'll learn it the hard way.
Before R Type got removed in Japan, there was a notification in advance, and it also recommended any people that had purchased the affected IREM games to download them again if they wanted to. I now have R Types on two of my PS3s and probably my PSP too. You know what? I haven't played it on either platform for years...
if you buy them now even though they are deactivated from ps store you can still redownload from your download list i have 2 games there were deactivated that i can still redownload and work fine, mortal kombat 2, and tmnt reshelled
Actually, I would be wary of PSN downloads. Anyone remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HD? It was removed from the store. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough, but going through my game list, I couldn't find it anymore. I'll look again, because I'm glad that people are saying that they can still access their games, despite being taken off PSN.
Pretty sure it's still on my list.
It's still there for me as well. Still glad I nabbed the Incredibles LBP DLC before it vanished.
If possible, it's good to have a physical copy of any game you really like.
I agree, especially referring to the Wii's Virtual Console. Playing NES or SNES games with their respected controller feels better in my hands, than the Wii remote. Blowing into a cartridge is also part of the retro experience. Thankfully, PS consoles have the same controller, so playing a PS1 or PS2 game feels the same. The only thing to worry about is the disc getting scratched over time.
Totally agree about the original controllers feeling a little better. But the games look far better on the VC. The colors aren't washed out.
Misleading Title makes it sound like the games are gonna be removed from your system and not just from the store.
yes you got a collectors item if you buy before they are removed
the only way you wont be able to access is if you delete your account completely and clear out and get rid of all your games and download history. I dont even know if you can do this though. Why you would I dont know either. If you ps3 crashes you can download signed into your account on another ps3.
Sony has a history of taking away and removing features you paid for. I personally will not buy from psn because of the way they have handeled backwards compatability , other operating systems, and ps plus rentals. Then with rumored ps4 being non cell based i guess you get to buy your games again with the cloud and they will call this bc. Im just leary to invest in anything Sony as the company is just not doing well and if they close or go bankrupt we have no legal leg to stand on for our investments.
Dear gawd man, games and DLC get removed from Microsoft's XBLA all the time lol! Check out some links for yourself: http://www.trueachievements... http://digiex.net/downloads... But no, keep saying 'bad sony' while you spend the rest of the weekend trying to find that Marvel Ultimate Alliance DLC on XBLA. I'll wait.
Backwards compatibility and removing other OS.... Here we go again, the same tired excuse. 1. They said they were removing backwards compatibility, they gave people a chance to buy a model that had it and, when they removed it, it allowed them to bring the cost of the console down. In effect, they still told you and gave you the choice. 2. Other OS was removed but, did you know, before they removed it, they limited RAM and GPU access? Considering how crippled a lot of programmes would have been after the change, no one complained. Then, when it was removed, EVERYONE was using Other OS and this was an outrage... even though Sony warned people and gave them the choice if they wanted to upgrade the firmware or not and told people the consequences. 3. PS+ Subs? When you cancel Netflix or a phone contract or a satellite/cable TV package, do you still get access to the content? When you cancel XBox Live, do you still get access to online and the other services you may be paying subs for? No, then why would a rental service for games be any different? So, I'm not sure what point you're making. Next, removing PS One titles happens due to licences for older games expiring. However, here's the funny thing, Sony aren't the only one to remove things on their console. Microsoft have removed multiple games from Marketplace, the ability to buy guns for your Avatar, Netflix Party, disabled support for unlicenced third party accessories....
Glad I have this game on my ASUS Transformer.
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