Sony has confirmed that the social function Community of PS4 is removed in April 2021, although many players are still using the platform to communicate. Communities are a way for players to come together and share screenshots and text messages in an open Discord-style chat.
Here is the Sony release sent in an email to PlayStation Network users:
” Thank you for using the Community feature on your PlayStation 4 console. As of April 2021, this feature will no longer be supported or available on your PS4 console. However, you will still be able to stay connected and enjoy the messaging features on your own. console and on PlayStation App . “
The move left many doubts. The official Assassin’s Creed community, for example, has tens of thousands of registered users, and players message each other quite actively on the platform.
Sony is likely to replace this feature with something else, but no news has surfaced.
The feature will be removed in April 2021.