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Sony: No always-online requirement for PS4

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 May 2013 13:09 User comments (8)

Sony: No always-online requirement for PS4 Following the months of speculation about the next Xbox requiring an always-online Internet connection, Sony reveals it never even considered it.
"Did we consider it? No, we didn't consider it," Sony president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, told Game Informer magazine.

"The main reason being that many countries don't have robust Internet connections. It makes sense for people to have Internet connections to play online games, but for offline games there are many countries that we saw [that] do not really have robust Internet."

A leaked memo eased months of speculation that Microsoft would require the next Xbox console to be constantly connected to the Internet, even when a connection is unnecessary to play a single-player game.

In the PC area, always-on requirements have seen some snags. SimCity requires a constant Internet connection to play, which was a major problem when server ran into difficulty after launch, for example.

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8 user comments

19.5.2013 16:44

great!

29.5.2013 16:49

Quote:
"Did we consider it? No, we didn't consider it," Sony president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, told Game Informer magazine.
ROFL...sure, you didn't consider it...that's why you ducked the question for months and months...because you were not even considering it. As for requiring occasional internet connection that will use tons of bandwidth while it is on, I'm sure you are not even considering that either.

39.5.2013 17:52

Um MS confirmed that it will not use always online .... this is out dated news.

49.5.2013 18:37

"The main reason being that many countries don't have robust Internet connections. It makes sense for people to have Internet connections to play online games, but for offline games there are many countries that we saw [that] do not really have robust Internet."

Translation: We would screw you if we could... but its just not possible to screw everyone equally quite yet.

510.5.2013 4:23

Old news

610.5.2013 17:00

Good looks Like I'm heading back to play-station after all these years, my connection is so unstable(countryside lacks in connection, with no fiber broadband in the area) and slow I could not leave it on all day for xbox silly feature.
Plus downloading games would take weeks, I stick to my discs.

711.5.2013 16:26

Still didn't answer the bigger and more important question of play once games and locking games to a console to keep people from selling games or having a used game market.

811.5.2013 17:52

sigh it was confirmed that none of the rumors are true..
didn't you all didn't watch Sony's direct this year? seems not

1. No internet to play those games offline.
2. 2nd handed games are allowed because Sony stated that they want us to take the game to friend house to play it there.
3. Sony stated that they might or might not charge to play online on the PS4 or might have different plan like PSPlus or play online package and if you want more out of it, then you can upgrade to psplus as well etc...

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