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The next issue of Playstation: The Official Magazine will be its last

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Sorry, Kratos; not even you can bring it back.

15 years of publication, Playstation: The Official Magazine will finally be shutting down by the end of the year.

Today, publisher Future US announced that the upcoming holiday issue of the magazine would be last issue ever published. The magazine started back in September 1997, simply titled PlayStaion Magazine (PSM), and in 2007 Sony chose it as their official gaming magazine right after cancelling their own.  13 issues of it were published each year, many of which contained demo discs.

Earlier this year, Future US also cancelled Nintendo Power. Currently, they own the rights to many other gaming publications, such as PC Gamer, GamesRadar, Official Xbox Magazine, Windows: The Official Magazine, and a few others.

It’s always sad to see print magazines go like this, and it’s especially disheartening when they were host to passionate and talented writers, as was the case here. Although I was admittedly never a subscriber, I did purchase the occasional issue and found them to be consistently engaging and informative. Our hearts go out to the folks at Playstation: The Official Magazine, who will hopefully go on to find work elsewhere.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@www.onlysp.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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6 Comments

  1. R.I.P. OPM.

    It&#039s tough to see all these mags getting laid to rest as print media gives way to the digital revolution. I subscribe to several, including OXM, and will admit a small joy everytime a new issue arrives. There&#039s something much more visceral about flipping through the pages of a crisp new magazine as opposed to reading the info on a computer screen (Yes, I am aware of the irony since I write for OSP). Good luck to all the folks at OSP going forward.

  2. This is really sad to me. I was a subscriber since it was still PSM. I will say I read OXM more, but this is still disappointing. I&#039m aware most prints will eventually fade out, but are there any good alternatives for strictly PS magazines? Or would Game Informer still be the best bet?

  3. R.I.P. OPM.

    It's tough to see all these mags getting laid to rest as print media gives way to the digital revolution. I subscribe to several, including OXM, and will admit a small joy everytime a new issue arrives. There's something much more visceral about flipping through the pages of a crisp new magazine as opposed to reading the info on a computer screen (Yes, I am aware of the irony since I write for OSP). Good luck to all the folks at OSP going forward.

  4. This is really sad to me. I was a subscriber since it was still PSM. I will say I read OXM more, but this is still disappointing. I'm aware most prints will eventually fade out, but are there any good alternatives for strictly PS magazines? Or would Game Informer still be the best bet?

  5. That&#039s a shame. I enjoy reading magazines over the internet.

  6. That's a shame. I enjoy reading magazines over the internet.

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