Sony Pulls the Plug on Go!Messenger Service for the PSP Console
Edge has confirmed that Sony will offcially be pulling the plug on the Go!Messenger service that was launched one year ago on February 29th in PSP Firmware 3.90.
The downloadable VOIP service will be closed on March 31st, just barely being available for more than one year. Originally listed online in a [Register or Login to view links] (now removed), a PlayStation Network community team leader commented and then an SCEE spokesperson confirmed:
"Although Go!Messenger brought innovative communications features to the PSP community, the service has not developed the base of users that we were hoping for. We'd like to thank all fans of Go!Messenger and are sorry to have to make this announcement."
Go!Messenger was established from a partnership between Sony and the service's wireless network operator, BT. It allowed PSP users to send videos, voice recordings and text messages, as well as talk directly via video-chat.
SCEE has confirmed to Edge that there were no jobs directly tied to Go!Messenger within the company, and so no jobs will be lost from the withdrawal of the service.