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.