A PlayStation Network bug is triggering digital PS3 and PS Vita videogames to end, making them unplayable. The concern was brought to light by anumberof Twitter users, who’ve been satisfied with a message that their videogames ended on December 31, 1969, and they no longer have gainaccessto to them. Kotaku’s examination discovered that the concern effects random videogames however primarily PlayStation Classics. Affected videogames consistof the initial Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy Origins, War of the Lions, Rune Factory: Oceans, and more.
Why digital PS3 and PS Vita videogames are arbitrarily ending
As users are rushing to make notice of what’s takingplace and why, Kotaku hasactually discovered one possible description: Unix date, which is an approximate date selected by early Unix engineers. A bug on the PSN backend is mostlikely setting license expiration dates to December 31, 1969, making the videogames unplayable after midnight UTC on January 1, 1970.
So did @PlayStation end the PSOne Classics variations of #ChronoCross and #ChronoTrigger by setting the date on brand-new downloads to 12/31/1969? This is avoiding me from playing my acquired copies on Vita and PS3. @ModernVintageG @dark1x pic.twitter.com/wxRebNIZWh
— Christopher Foose (@FooseTV) April 8, 2023
@AskPlayStation what occurred here? A videogame I purchased years ago is ended 1969 actually? How can I repair this. Should I re download and setup onceagain it is under Purchased downloads pic.twitter.com/kIDRDXl5Sf
— Steve J (@Crono96) April 5, 2023
Over on Reddit, one unfortunate PS Vita owner hasactually reported that they have lost their whole library of videogames to this bug and none of the options that they’ve attempted, consistingof factory resetting their console, have worked. Sony hasactually been gottenintouchwith about the problem however has yet to openly acknowledge it or supply a repair. We’ll keep an eye out for our readers.
In other news, previous Sony manager Jack Tretton wants the business had supported the Vita muchbetter, and Supermassive’s The Quarry comes with a mode that turns the videogame into a motionpicture.