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Sony Abandons the Qore

See what I did there?

Sony has announced, via their US PlayStation Blog, that their long running US PSN Video magazine show is coming to an end. Qore had recently lost its famous host, Veronica Belmont, and April’s edition will be the show’s finale – after almost four years.

The final episode is going to be a celebration of the run though, with a retrospective looking at the show’s history. That’s in addition to the coverage of Prototype 2, Sorcery and Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

They’ve also put together a DLC pack for purchasers called the Qore Ultimate Arcade, which features 11 mini games from throughout the show’s run.

Seems odd, given the power of original video content these days but perhaps Sony is just refocussing and will return with a new show soon.

Source: US PS Blog

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15 Comments
  1. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Yeah…a refocus on ‘The Tester’, right? RIGHT?!

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 12:29.
    • Nate
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I like The Tester! I always feel a bit ashamed watching it though, almost feels too geeky to enjoy. Good fun though.

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 18:31.
  2. Rabid-Coot
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Must be part of the recently announced job cuts.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 12:42.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      but Qore is produced by Future publishing though isn’t it?

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 15:04.
  3. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Didn’t think it would last as long as it has as you can find all the game stories, vids and info you want on the web.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 13:29.
  4. GameBoss01
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    The thing here is that Qore isn’t exactly on Sony’s shoulders, the guys that actually make the show are Future Publishing, (who manage XBOX Official Magazine, the PlayStation OM, and I believe Nintendo Power) and they’re going through harsh times as they are hit with lay-offs and their CEO just resigned.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 13:33.
  5. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    “Seems odd, given the power of original video content these days but perhaps Sony is just refocussing and will return with a new show soon.”

    Creating content is one thing. Turning it into a financially viable commodity is something else (directly or indirectly). I guess this has run its course and is time to pull the plug on.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 13:39.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      True, Future made it, I think and they’ve got some problems. Perhaps Sony should invest in making something in-house – it’s not like they haven’t got access to recording equipment, developers and distribution network. The link to fans it gives, if done right, is worth far more than it could possible cost them.
      I’d love to work on something like this, I’d love to have the sort of backing they get.

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 14:13.
  6. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Sony Abandons the Qore – See what I did there?

    Erm. no? *confuzzledbear*

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 15:09.
  7. Deathbrin
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Ever since Qore was moved to the free PS+ features, it was inevitable.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 16:14.
  8. E8_BALL_
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    For me, it lost its appeal after Vronica belmont was replaced, by that annoying guy .

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 16:27.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      Veronica B.
      GTAV & an edit tool, is all I want for christmas:)

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 17:41.
  9. fattonyxxl
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Yeah, it’s gotta be because of the lack of a Veronica.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 16:37.
  10. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Never got on with it. Still onwards and upwards…

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 18:39.

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