The classics that go forever when Sony switches off its PS3, PSP and Vita stores

March 30, 2021
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What was rumour has now been confirmed, with Sony announcing it’s to close the PS3 and PSP stores on July 2nd, with the Vita store to close soon after on August 27th, taking with them a whole bevvy of games that were only available via digital download. It’s bitterly disappointing news, and while Sony confirmed you’ll be able to re-download games in your library for an undisclosed time after – because who needs details? – for many there’s now a limited window to pick up some true gems. What follows isn’t meant as a comprehensive list of what’s going to be lost – it’d be too depressing, for one – but rather a guide to what’s worth picking up before it disappears.

What a beautiful, challenging thing this is: a game about moving an octopus between one wall and the next, collecting stuff, avoiding stuff, and marveling at the sheer variety on offer as the levels fly by. With simple controls and a fiendish design, this would work so beautifully on the Switch, but that’s a hope for another day. For now, remember the many hours it spent bringing gorgeous frustration to Sony devices.

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