Sony confirms it will stop providing digital game codes to retailers

Sony has confirmed it will stop providing third-party retailers with digital game codes from 1 April, after rumours of the change hit the internet earlier this week.

“We can confirm that as of April 1, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment will no longer offer full games through SIE’s Global Digital at Retail program,” a Sony spokesperson told The Verge.

“This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally,” the spokesperson continued. “To support full games and premium editions, SIE will introduce increased denominations at select retailers. DLC, add-ons, virtual currency, and season passes will still be available.”

Stevivor asked Sony for comment on this topic as well as the possibility of gifting games to other players, but hasn’t heard back as yet. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

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