I don’t consider myself a hoarder, but I can imagine some people would say otherwise about me. I do tend to “hold on” to things a lot longer than most from time to time. Although I’ve recently backed off a bit with that habit. Or, at least, put a limit on what I’ll consider.
Then there’s the digital side to hoarding. How many hard drives of old systems I’m keeping around cause I need a file maybe down the road at some point. Then there’s the games aspect of that and a backlog that is, digitally, bigger than any amount of physical games I have ever owned in my life…combined.
It’s a lot of stuff. Stuff that…isn’t always guaranteed to be there. Paid for or free, it won’t last forever. But it’ll probably outlast me, and that’s really all it needs to do, I suppose.
Unless I bought any of those games on the PS3, Vita, or PSP. Sony seems to be shutting down those store fronts. And we’re not exactly sure why but it probably has to do with money. Now, I have no real idea what I’ll be losing because of this, and I’m not all that concerned, but there are other people who might depend on this for their games. Not yet having moved over to the PS4, or only ever had a PSP or Vita for whatever reason. I’m also sure that list is small and probably whatever that group of people is putting into the stores doesn’t exceed what it takes to maintain them.
Still, my point being, these digital copies won’t last forever. And if it suddenly ends in your lifetime, what’ll you do?
In the meantime, Ubisoft, it’s been 2,777 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise or VR exclusive).