In recent times, most suspension or closure of service has been as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, PlayStation’s recent closure in China has nothing to do with the pandemic. Today, the company announced via its official Weibo handle that its store will halt services from 7 a.m. on May 10. Unfortunately, PlayStation China did not announce when the store will re-open. The notice reads
PlayStation China Store Service Suspension Notice
Due to the security upgrade of the PlayStation® China Store system, the PlayStation® China Store will be suspended from 7:00 a.m. on May 10. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to users.
We will inform you whenever the PlayStation® China Store restores service. Once again, we sincerely apologize to PlayStation® China Store users.
From the message, the store is closing due to security upgrades. If you use the PlayStation Store in China frequently, you will not be able to use it until further notice.
In other news, there are reports that the players who have purchased a PS4 game will have it directly on the PS5 without a second purchase. PSErebus claims that games like FIFA 21, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Marvel’s Avengers Alliance will have this feature. Players who purchase the PS4 physical or digital versions of the above games will receive a digital PS5 activation code at the end of this year. Even if you haven’t bought a PS5 console yet, you can activate the PS5 version of the game directly online. Thus, when your PS5 console arrives, you can directly download and play the corresponding next-generation version. However, we have had some information from this source that did not turn out according to plan. Thus, it is best to engulf this information with a grain of salt.
Recall that the Xbox Series X comes with a similar feature. The Xbox Smart Delivery feature on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X enables gamers who have bought a game on the Xbox One to unlock the next-generation version directly, with no secondary fees.