The choice ends 33 years of official video games magazines.
Future Publishing has formally retired its Official PlayStation Journal UK, ending the final official video games journal after fifteen years of publication. The information went out in a be aware to subscribers on Friday and was tweeted by Lara Jackson. Future introduced that the journal could be rebranding itself as Play, and would maintain the identical editorial staff. No official motive was given for the change, although there’s hypothesis that Future didn’t renew its license with Sony.
The rebranding marks the tip of the final official video games journal after they began publication 33 years in the past. Official Nintendo Journal was shuttered in October of 2014, the US model of Official PlayStation Journal closed in 2012 Official Xbox Journal ceased operations in April of 2020. All of these magazines have been additionally revealed by Future. Future additionally owns GamesRadar, PC Gamer, Retro Gamer, and EDGE. The primary official video games journal was Nintendo’s personal Nintendo Energy, which ran from July of 1988 to December 2012.
Official PlayStation Journal UK’s fifteen-year run was spectacular. The journal’s first difficulty got here out within the winter 2006. For some time, it was the best-selling video games journal on the planet. The excellent news is that that is basically only a rebranding. The identical editorial employees, writers, and designers would be the staff behind Play.
Future reaffirmed its dedication to its PlayStation protection in an e-mail to subscribers, writing “Our goal is for Play to go farther and deeper than ever earlier than into the world of PlayStation gaming. And crucially, it’s made by the identical staff of writers, editors and designers, with the identical deep trade entry, high quality writing, and cross for all issues PlayStation.”
Say whaaaaat?! Goodnight, OPM. Trying ahead to what’s subsequent! pic.twitter.com/g7d63zzWxr
— Lara Jackson (@ByLaraJackson) April 30, 2021