The Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) UK has referred to as it quits after 33 years of being in circulation, marking the top of an period. As reported by Video Games Chronicle, OPM was the final licensed journal nonetheless in circulation following the closures of Official Nintendo Magazine in 2014 and Official Xbox Magazine in 2020. All three have been printed by Future.
In a press launch, Future stated that it’ll now publish a brand new (unlicensed) journal for PlayStation avid gamers referred to as PLAY, with the intention of going “farther and deeper than ever before into the world of PlayStation gaming.” Future didn’t say why it determined to drag the plug on OPM in favor of one more PlayStation-focused journal, however the press launch alludes to Sony having a say within the choice to not renew the license.
A press release reads:
All good issues come to an finish, and together with Sony we felt that the Official PlayStation Magazine had lastly earned a well-deserved retirement. However, we nonetheless love PlayStation and magazines, and we all know you do too, so PLAY Magazine got here to life.
PLAY Magazine is made on the identical place (Future) and by the identical editorial group as Official PlayStation Magazine. Editor Ian Dean has over 20 years of expertise as a video video games journalist and leads a passionate group who’ve labored in print since PS1’s heyday. Whether it’s recalling Lara Croft’s debut or the most recent indie hit, the PLAY Magazine group has you lined.
PLAY journal will probably be out there digitally and in print worldwide. In the US and Canada, you’ll discover copies at your native bookstores together with Barnes & Noble.