Sony rules out always-online for PS4 - Report
PlayStation 4 to avoid always-connected approach because "many countries don’t have robust Internet connections."
Sony has ruled out making always-online functionality a core part of its next home console, according to an interview in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine.
Sony president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, said that a constant Internet connection would not be required from users, given the differences in web services available across the globe.
“Did we consider it? No, we didn’t consider it," said Yoshida. "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.”
Microsoft is believed to be preparing to lift the veil on its own next-generation hardware offering on May 21. Months of rumour and speculation originally suggested that the next Xbox may require users to be connected to the internet at all times. However, a recently-uncovered, leaked internal memo reportedly sent to the Xbox development team suggests that the company’s next device will not require users to be online to watch live TV, view movies, or play single-player games.
12 Minutes Of Ultrawide Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Gameplay Fortnite - Rocket Racing Official Launch Trailer Guilty Gear -Strive- Elphelt Valentine Gameplay Starter Guide Devil May Cry: Peak Of Combat | V | Releases on Jan 10. 24 | Showcase Brief #2 The Best Game Awards 2023 Trailers Every Reveal at The Game Awards 2023 in 21 Minutes Top New Video Games Out On PS5, Series X/S, Switch, And PC This Month -- November 2020 Top New Video Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 25-31, 2020 Top New Video Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 18-24, 2020 Top New Video Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 11-17, 2020 Top New Video Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 4-10, 2020 Top New Video Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Month -- October 2020
The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.