Sony has added PS4 Communities to the growing list of PS4 features closing down as the company transitions to its next-generation hardware, PS5.
The update over on PlayStation’s website reads as follows:
Thank you for using the PS Communities feature on your PS4 console. Beginning in April 2021, this feature will no longer be supported or available on your PS4 console.
However, you’ll still be able to stay connected and enjoy messaging features and more on your PS4 and the PlayStation App.
First added to PS4 with the 3.00 update back in 2015, Communities allows players to start their own communities centred around common interests, such as hobbies, games, genres, etc. Each featured a message board where members can engage in discussion, as well as share screenshots and captured clips. From the board you’re able to join other player’s parties and games, too.
The news perhaps isn’t all that surprising considering that Sony actually shut down the mobile app version of the Communities feature last year.
In other recent news of closing PlayStation features and services, Sony announced last week that it would be discontinuing the purchase of movies and television shows from the PlayStation Store.