It is unlikely that gamers in the UK will not be able to have the option to buy PlayStation Now special gift cards, as reports are coming in that PlayStation is asking retailers to pull gift cards from shelves. The deadline for the same is January 21, 2022.
According to reports, employees have been asked to stop selling service cards online through messages sent by sports retailers to them. One of the messages sent by a retailer reads as follows (via VentureBeat):
“Stores up to the closing date of Wednesday 19, January will remove all POS and ESD cards from all locations facing customers and update their digital ports in line with future business updates. this week. “
In a statement from a PlayStation speaker c IGN, the company says they are moving away from the world of PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on the current PlayStation gift card cash.
“Worldwide, we’re moving away from PlayStation Now Gift cards to focus on our current cash PlayStation gift cards, which can be redeemed for PlayStation Now.”
Apparently, according to reports, the company may be preparing to merge the PlayStation Now with the PlayStation Plus, making it a single release, as its Xbox rivalry has already done the same through their Game Pass Ultimate service, which they offer Xbox Live. Gold line services, Xbox gaming services, and their Game Pass sharing.
Earlier, it was reported that the PlayStation may be working on a competing gaming service, codenamed “Spartacus”, which is set to launch in 2022 for PS4 and PS5, along with PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus in one service, and reverse the match. into the mixture. Recently as of today, a patent was obtained, which PS5 artist Mark Cerny filed about the back fit.
All of this seems very timely and unexpected, but we can wait and watch until an official PlayStation release is made.