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A Bug Is Causing Digital Games to Expire on PS3, Vita

A Bug Is Causing Digital Games to Expire on PS3, Vita

by Ali Mahmud

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.

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.

[Source: Kotaku]


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