Years After Removing The Film & Television Store, PS4/PS5 Users Now Welcomed To Sony Pictures Core


Posted on October 5, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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In the past, PlayStation users have endured brandishing decision on behalf of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Previously, the firm attempted to dismantle online services for PlayStation 3, PSP, and PlayStation Vita. But, it did not take long for backlash to become so coarse that the firm retracted its decision ultimately in favor of the consumer.

So what about when the firm removed film & television options from the PlayStation Store? Well, fairly little was done to undo the decision. Instead, it was soon after that the PlayStation firm rolled out a new PlayStation Plus Video Pass as part of a soft launch in Poland. The service would grant users a catalog of titles from Sony’s portfolio at no additional cost.

Now on Thursday, Sony Interactive Entertainment reveals the former ‘Bravia Core’ service has been repurposed into ‘Sony Pictures Core’ for PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5 users. While not a blanket perk for all PlayStation Plus subscribers, Premium users can access the new service which grants a select roster of films that will be available on console.

With Sony Pictures Core on PS5 and PS4, you’ll be able to purchase select Sony Pictures films during an exclusive, early access window – straight from your console. In select markets such as the U.K., France, Germany, and Japan, the first film with early access will be Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, which is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer, a failed former racecar driver, and an idealistic motorsport executive. Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world.

If you’re a PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe member, you’ll get access to a curated catalog of up to 100 movies through the Sony Pictures Core app to stream on demand from the Sony Pictures library as part of your membership. The catalog, which will be ad-free and updated periodically, features movies such as Looper, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Elysium, and Resident Evil Damnation. There will also be additional benefits for all PlayStation Plus members, so stay tuned for more details.

Evan Stern, Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Director of Global Marketing

“Our friends at Sony Pictures Entertainment produce a lot of fantastic films, and today, I’m pleased to tell you about our new collaboration to provide the PlayStation community with access to some of these memorable movies on PS5 and PS4 consoles,” the blog post reads. Even more, the recent Gran Turismo film is available in select regions.

“You may be familiar with the Bravia Core app, which is a great way to access a wide range of recent and classic films from Sony Pictures on Bravia TVs and select Xperia devices. Bravia Core will be rebranded to Sony Pictures Core on these devices next year, and starting today, we’re launching the Sony Pictures Core app on PS5 and PS4 consoles.”

Are you interested in the new Sony Pictures Core app?

Source: PlayStation Blog

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