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Sony will no longer offer PlayStation 3 and Vita games with PlayStation Plus

Gotta make way for a new generation of PlayStation.

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Each month, Sony offers a variety of free games for PlayStation Plus members that include PlayStation 4 games, PlayStation 3, and even Vita games. It’s a pretty great deal, but starting in March, gamers will no longer receive any free games for the PS3 and Vita.

It was a smart move from the company to include titles from those systems with the service. PlayStation Plus is only required to play PS4 games online; PlayStation 3 and Vita owners could play online without the service, so by offering free games for those platforms each month, it encouraged more gamers to subscribe to the $60 a year service.

Starting March 8, these games will no longer be available for download, so make sure to download February’s free games before they go away forever. The biggest letdown here for PS3 and Vita gamers here is that if you want to continue playing the games on those consoles, you’ll need to keep a PlayStation Plus membership active, even without the promise of more games in the future.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, heck, the PlayStation 4 is now over five years old, and with Sony already looking ahead to the PlayStation 5, it makes sense to start phasing out older systems to make way for a new wave of games and gamers.

What do you think? Will this make you cancel your PlayStation Plus membership? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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