There comes a time in every console cycle when even the most loyal of gamers has to start thinking about palliative care for their most-loved machines. For PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners, today is that day.
Were online-shooter developer Bungie a vet, and your PS3 or Xbox a dog, and your life an episode of Animal Hospital (WITHOUT ROLF), then Bungie has just suggested that you put your PS3 or Xbox 360 down. Microsoft's machine has barked at its last achievement. Sony's has chased its final high score.
Why? Because Bungie, developer of super-popular cross-generation shooter Destiny, has announced that today's patch for the ongoing shooter is the last one that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners will be getting (barring any emergency issues that need ironing out). No more weekly events, and no more support for future expansions, like the upcoming Rise of Iron pack. Instead, focus shifts entirely to the current-gen PS4 and Xbox One version.
To be fair to Bungie, it's been really supportive of its players on older hardware, far longer than it ever needed to, and offering even upgrades to the current-gen versions of Destiny for those that eventually made the jump to the newer machines. But with Sony discontinuing the PlayStation 3 in some territories and Xbox 360 production now halted, the writing's on the wall. With support dwindling and the price of the newer consoles falling, if you really care about your gaming, it's time to make the leap to PS4 or Xbox One. [Bungie]