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PlayStation Store will remove customers’ purchased movies

In a move that will undoubtedly draw severe criticism, movies from Studio Canal that customers have purchased on the PlayStation Store will be completely removed next month.

The legal notice is published on PlayStation's German and Austrian websites where it reads (translated):

As of August 31, 2022, due to our evolving licensing agreements with content providers, you will no longer be able to view your previously purchased Studio Canal content and it will be removed from your video library.

We greatly appreciate your continued support.

Thank you

PlayStation Store

In other words, customers will lose access to movies such as Apocalypse Now, Django, John Wick, La La Land, Saw and The Hunger Games that they purchased on the PlayStation Store. Not rented, but purchased.

PlayStation movie store closure

In March 2021, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation Store would no longer offer new movie purchases or rentals on PS4 and PS5 as of August 31, 2021. However, at that time Sony assured its customers that "users can still access movie and TV content they have purchased through PlayStation Store for on-demand playback on their PS4, PS5 and mobile devices" after August 2021. The fact that Sony PlayStation is instead removing purchased movies is not only hugely problematic but also a broken promise. The company has not announced plans to refund customers.