Much like Rockstar with the GTA Trilogy, SEGA is making the unsurprising move of delisting a bunch of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games from the PS Store – with the PlayStation 3 being the biggest victim. As of 20th May, 2022, it’ll remove the standalone versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic CD.
This doesn’t appear to affect compilations, like the SEGA Genesis Classics collection, so don’t worry about that. It’s also worth noting that if you have any of these titles in your Game Library, you’ll still be able to download and play them at a later date. All three of these games are getting pulled from PS Now as well, but seeing as that service is ending soon, it’s not a massive loss.
So, why delist the games? Well, the company wants you to buy the upcoming Sonic Origins on PS5 and PS4 instead, so that appears to be the primary motivation. Considering that Sony planned to have the PS3 store shutdown by now, we don’t necessarily think this is the end of the world. If you still want to grab them, though, you know what to do!