We’ve been hearing rumors that Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox might require an always-on connection to be used, but recent rumors have suggested otherwise, but until the console is revealed on the 21st of May, it’s pretty much up in the air at the moment. However it seems that in order to capitalize on how some gamers are riled up over the always-on rumor, Sony worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida told GameInformer in an interview that Sony never even considered making the PlayStation 4 an always-online console.
When asked if they considered it, Yoshida was quoted as saying, “Did we consider it? No, we didn’t consider it,” with the reason being that since not all countries have a stable internet connection, or a fast one for that matter, it did not make sense to have an always-on connection even for games that could be played offline, such as single-player games for example. Will this subtle jab at the Xbox rumors convince would-be Xbox customers to jump ship? We guess we will have to wait and see if the rumors pan out or fizzle, so check back with us on the 21st of May for the details.