Sony will pull the plug on the official PlayStation forums on February 27. The company redirects users to its PlayStation blog as well as its Twitter and Instagram channel.
Sony announced the discontinuation of the forums in a very short announcement: “As of February 27, the PlayStation.com forums will no longer be available. We invite you to continue the conversation via PlayStation.Blog, Twitter, and Instagram.” The company does not give a reason for the closure.
Earlier this year, Sony already stopped its Xperia forums. It therefore seems that the company considers forums, with the maintenance that comes with it, outdated and wants to shift communication with its customers to social networks. The origins of the PlayStation forums go back to the time of the PlayStation 2.