Official PlayStation Magazine Ending Circulation After 33 Years


The Official PlayStation Journal (OPM) UK has known as it quits after 33 years of being in circulation, marking the top of an period. As reported by Video Video games Chronicle, OPM was the final licensed journal nonetheless in circulation following the closures of Official Nintendo Journal in 2014 and Official Xbox Journal in 2020. All three had been printed by Future.

In a press launch, Future stated that it’ll now publish a brand new (unlicensed) journal for PlayStation avid gamers known as PLAY, with the purpose of going “farther and deeper than ever earlier than into the world of PlayStation gaming.” Future didn’t say why it determined to tug the plug on OPM in favor of one more PlayStation-focused journal, however the press launch alludes to Sony having a say within the determination to not renew the license.

A press release reads:

All good issues come to an finish, and together with Sony we felt that the Official PlayStation Journal had lastly earned a well-deserved retirement. Nevertheless, we nonetheless love PlayStation and magazines, and we all know you do too, so PLAY Journal got here to life.

PLAY Journal is made on the identical place (Future) and by the identical editorial crew as Official PlayStation Journal. Editor Ian Dean has over 20 years of expertise as a video video games journalist and leads a passionate crew who’ve labored in print since PS1’s heyday. Whether or not it’s recalling Lara Croft’s debut or the most recent indie hit, the PLAY Journal crew has you coated.

PLAY journal will probably be obtainable digitally and in print worldwide. Within the US and Canada, you’ll discover copies at your native bookstores together with Barnes & Noble.

[Supply: VGC, GamesRadar]

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