If you have used the PlayStation Communities feature on your PS4 at all, enjoy it while you can, as Sony will be removing this feature in the very near future.
Today Sony confirmed that the PlayStation Communities feature will be completely offline and unusable in just a few weeks. While the company hasn’t given an exact date yet, it’s definitely next month.
Sony has officially changed the details on the Communities feature support page. Noting that the service would no longer be available on PS4 consoles from April. Sony is also ending its support. Which probably means that even if you had the feature on your console, it wouldn’t work.
Again, none of this matters. As Sony will likely come up with an update that will completely remove it from everyone’s consoles.
PlayStation communities aren’t on the PS5 either.
Anyone who owns the PS5 is already aware of it, but for those who haven’t got their hands on one yet, you won’t find communities that switch from one gen console to the next.
Instead, Sony is just removing communities. On PS5, communication has a whole new system. What Sony talked about a long time ago when the PS5 launched when he discussed parts of the user interface alongside some console functionality.
With Communities being left out, it was only a matter of time before Sony stopped supporting something on its old console. Sony reassures users that there are still ways to stay connected on PS4.
You can still send messages between yourself and your friends list. And you can still interact with them and others through the PlayStation app on your Android or iOS device.
Removing great features like Communities sort of signifies Sony’s plans to cut things down on the PS4. Even if little by little.
While the PS4 probably still has a few more years of life when it comes to support and new games, Sony is undoubtedly working to reduce the amount of work it does with the console.
The PS5 is here now and Sony will have to step up the work of its development teams with its next-gen hardware. Of course, production of the actual console will have to be ramped up before that no longer matters. Because a lot of people can’t enjoy the PS5 until Sony makes more available.