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Sony Interactive Entertainment (formerly Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment) is a multinational developer and publisher of software and video games founded in 1993 to launch the original PlayStation. SIE has headed research and development, hardware and software publishing for all PlayStation platforms since. Today they are best known for flagship franchises including Uncharted, Gran Turismo, God of War, LittleBigPlanet, Hot Shots Golf and exclusives like The Last Guardian, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Until Dawn.

MLB The Show 16 loses online features July 28th

Joining its predecessors, MLB The Show 16 on PlayStation 3 and 4 will lose its multiplayer and online features as of July 28th. The brief notice has been added to the game’s page but has not appeared on Sony Europe’s decommissioned servers site.

*Multiplayer and all online features for this product will be decommissioned and will no longer be available on July 28, 2020.

The game remains available to purchase both digitally from the PlayStation Store and of course, on physical media. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar. Thanks to @MckissickAllen for pointing out this news.

SingStar DLC and Community Features sunset January 31, 2020

Sony announced recently that one of their longest running online offerings will be coming to an end on January 31st, 2020. While the SingStar series dates back to 2004 on the PlayStation 2, its marketplace of downloadable songs and pre-TikTok social portal full of dance clips took off in 2007 on PlayStation 3. And in just a few short weeks that will all be gone.

Two announcements were made earlier this month; the one below is from the SingStar team and rings a little more human than the Decommissioned Servers post which has the full breakdown of what you will and won’t be able to do after January.

After 15 incredible years, we have made the difficult decision to shut down the SingStore servers on 31 January 2020. After that date, you will still be able to enjoy your downloaded songs, but all online functionality and network features will no longer be available, and you will not be able to purchase any new songs from the SingStore.

Any SingStar content you have shared to will be deleted. For PS3 users, please check that any digital purchases you have made and would like to keep have been downloaded onto your console before 31 January 2020. If you are a PS3 user and delete any content after that date, you won’t be able to redownload it.

Of course, any SingStar discs you have previously purchased will continue to work in offline mode, though you will not be able to obtain all trophies. You can read more about the digital store’s closure here:

We’ve loved watching the community grow, and have lots of fond memories from working on SingStar. Your support over the years has meant the world.

Thank you and lots of love,
The SingStar team

Until January you can still download the SingStar front-end for free on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 as well as browse (and download) over a decade of community clips from the SingStar homepage. Thanks again to FallenRyan for pointing out the news. I’ve got the date added to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up soon.