PlayStation retains reminding us why digital possession sucks

A PlayStation 5 DualSense controller rests on a PlayStation 5 console.
Photograph by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

In lower than per week, Sony has given us two well timed reminders of the tenuousness of digital “possession” — and each reminders contain issues on PlayStation.

Final week, Sony stated that, due to content material licensing “preparations,” customers wouldn’t be capable of watch Discovery content material they’ve bought and that the content material could be faraway from their libraries as of December 31st, 2023. The ensuing record of reveals that can abruptly disappear due to company agreements may be very lengthy. Exhibits disappearing from streaming providers is commonplace, however on this case, individuals are dropping entry to reveals they purchased to observe on demand at any time when they needed.

Then, on Monday, many customers have been unexpectedly banned from their PlayStation Community accounts,…

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