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ICO expires? Is this an end date for PS+ on the PS3?

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I really enjoy PS+ and I'm a little concerned about what will happen when Sony stops supporting the PS3.  I was deleting a few games to make room for the Beyond Two Souls demo when I noticed ICO expires in 332 days... on 8/29/2014/... is this a day that has any meaning.  Why would they put a limit on this game?  I plan on getting a PS4 but I still play my PS2 so I'm not about to stop playing my PS3 when the 4 hits.  I know that the PS2 had a long life and the servers have stayed up in Japan at least for Final Fantasy 11...  I had already bought the SotC and ICO HD bundle so the expiration doesn't really effect me.  But, it makes me concerned about  what's going to happen to my other PS+ games as a whole.  Will they stop working only a year after the PS4 comes out?  Two years?  It's been such a great service and let me play a lot of games that I would not have tried... it would just be such a shame to see the Instant Game Library leave as fast as it came.

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Re: ICO expires? Is this an end date for PS+ on the PS3?

Oct 1, 2013

That's when your PS+ subscription ends. Did you start it on August 29th?


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I started in December of 2012 and none of my other PS+ games have an expiration. 

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All your ps+ games come with an expiry. The expiry date is always set to the last day of your subscription, but as long as you always renew it will remain available for you to play...
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Re: ICO expires? Is this an end date for PS+ on the PS3?

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postmoderngrey wrote:

I started in December of 2012 and none of my other PS+ games have an expiration. 


All plus games has an expiration date, some don`t show it, but most do, the date is always set to the end of your plus subscription, if you renew your subscription, the date may not be changed without you starting up the game or starting the download again.

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Thanks.  Pretty sure I should know that.... guess I'm just jumping at shadows since I haven't heard much about the future of PS3 support after the PS4 comes out. 

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postmoderngrey wrote:

Thanks.  Pretty sure I should know that.... guess I'm just jumping at shadows since I haven't heard much about the future of PS3 support after the PS4 comes out. 


Well we have the PS and PS2 as examples... so not much worry about.


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Free games on PS+ are basically long term rentals. You can keep them for a while, but not forever. They all expire, and all have an expiration date, even if they don't say they do. They are also only good as long as you have an active subscription. So, if your subscription expires, so do your free games, even if they haven't reached their expiration date. However, if you renew your subscription they will work again, until they are set to expire, which will happen eventually, regardless of if you still have a Plus subscription. There is the occasional exception. Sony gave Flying Hamster to Plus subscribers one valentine's day, to keep. All free themes and avatars are yours to keep, as are any games you bought with Plus discounts.
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Oct 2, 2013
They don't expire as long as you remain a subscriber..
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