Sony is said to be shutting down a number of features that were added to the PlayStation 4 console. Their attention is now shifting towards PS5. Sony has notified its PS4 users via email that they will discontinue the PlayStation Communities by April 2021.
The PlayStation Communities has helped gaming enthusiasts and fans to interact, play games, and discuss related interests. Sony discontinued the PlayStation Communities app from the PlayStation Store back in March 2020 and limited its functionalities.
Sony has stated some reasons behind the decision to pull the plug on the Communities feature, amidst a general realignment of features on the PlayStation Store. They said that this feature was no longer necessary due to the massive growth in subscription-based entertainment services on its various consoles.