Sony Computer Entertainment’s European CEO and president Jim Ryan was the talk of the PlayStation 4 town yesterday as he said the upcoming console would continue to use Blu-ray discs as the primary media format “for the foreseeable future.” That doesn’t necessarily mean Sony will shun its digital versions of their PlayStation 4 games as the PlayStation 3 has been doing an excellent job of making newly released games available through their PlayStation Network.
If you’re the kind of person who prefers to purchase their games digitally and would rather not be bothered to walk over to your console in order to place a disc into it, then you’ll be happy to hear Sony is once again dedicated to delivering digital versions of PlayStation 4 games. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida let the cat out of the bag during an interview with The Guardian:
“We’re shifting our platform more and more to the digital side – PS4 will be similar to PS Vita in that every game will be available as a digital download, and some will also be available as a disc.”
There’s no doubt PlayStation 4 games will probably require a large amount of hard drive space. Do you think Sony has a plan to make downloading digital copies of games hassle-free, or do you believe you’ll be downloading a previous PlayStation 4 game in order to download a new one on a regular basis?
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