Digital games on PS3 and Vita are reportedly “expiring” and becoming unplayable

Basic PlayStation video games like Chrono Cross are seemingly “expiring” on PS3 and PlayStation Vita, even for gamers who had legitimately purchased the video games by means of Sony’s personal storefronts.

As reported by Kotaku, PlayStations customers have taken to social media on discovering that the hitherto unknown “expiration dates” on their digital video games have reportedly expired.


When attempting to re-download the traditional model of Chrono Cross, one consumer experiences he obtained a observed telling him that his licence to play the sport had expired on thirty first December, 1969.

Equally, another player was given the identical message when attempting to entry Chrono Cross on PS3.

Although at first, some cynical souls thought this was a sneaky ploy to funnel gamers into attempting out the brand new Chrono Cross remaster, comparable points have seemingly popped up for gamers attempting to entry their copies of Chrono Set off, Ultimate Fantasy 6, Ultimate Fantasy Origins, Struggle of the Lions, and Rune Manufacturing unit: Oceans. One Vita consumer even experiences that their complete digital catalogue is inaccessible.

As but, there’s been no formal phrase but on why the error has occurred, nor any options to repair it, though some Vita homeowners have had restricted success “refreshing” their PS Plus subscriptions by buying an extra month. We’ll up you as and when Sony feedback on the matter.

Digital Foundry has extra unhealthy information for Chrono Cross followers, I am afraid, because the remaster appears to “runs worse on PS5 than the unique on PS1”.

“If you do not have the unique Chrono Cross at hand, then the remaster nonetheless has some worth,” Thomas opined in his overview. “When you decide up the Swap launch, enjoying in handheld mode drops the decision to 720p, bringing the 2D and 3D components nearer collectively in presentation. And no matter platform, the story, gameplay and ambiance of Squaresoft’s traditional JRPG nonetheless resonate in 2022 – regardless of a few of the technical and creative limitations.

“Finally then, this remaster is one thing of a disappointment. Chrono Cross is an undoubted cult traditional, however the Radical Dreamers Version underperforms by way of each visuals and efficiency. Whereas some points may be capable of be mounted post-launch, the challenges right here ought to immediate questions at Sq. Enix as to the validity of their method to porting PlayStation classics.”

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