Sony has confirmed that the Communities feature on PlayStation 4 will be discontinued and will officially close in April. The removal isn’t entirely surprising though, as a recent set of beta patch notes for PlayStation 4 indicated that it will, in fact, be gone in the near future. Communities, if you’re not already familiar, is essentially a social feature that allows users to create groups based on specific video games or topics. Overall, Sony seems to be ending some of the PS4’s tangled social feature networks as it moves forward to focus on the PlayStation 5.
Thank you for using the PS Communities feature on your PS4 console. As of April 2021, this feature will no longer be supported or available on your PS4 console. ” says the official suspension notice. “However, you will still be able to stay connected and enjoy messaging features and more on your PS4 and the PlayStation app.”
As the official notice says, there are still plenty of social features available to PS4 players. Parties, messages and the like are still supported both on the console and through the official PlayStation app. The console’s social ecosystem may be shrinking, but it’s not disappearing.
The PlayStation 4 remains available wherever such things are sold, and it appears that general support for the console will continue for the foreseeable future. The PlayStation 5, both digital and disk versions, is now available at retailers, if you can find it in stock.
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