The lights are on
SCE World Wide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida continues to
answer gamers' lingering PS4 questions, shooting down the rumors that the console might require an always-on Internet connection.
Both the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox have been rumored to
require always-on Internet connections in order to play games, but Yoshida stated
that's not the case for Sony's upcoming system, despite its focus
on social interaction.
with Eurogamer, Yoshida confirmed that the PlayStation 4 is usable offline.
"Oh yes, yes, you can go offline totally. Social is big for us, but we
understand there are some people who are anti-social! So if you don't want to
connect to anyone else, you can do that."
Earlier today Sony offered vague
reassurances that the PS4 won't block used games, shooting down another
unpopular rumor which should make gamers happy.
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*sigh of relief*
That's good news.
I can't believe this is news, for a games console.
Good news I guess.
Awesome. I travel a lot for work and take my PS3 with me everywhere. Some (a lot) of hotels' wifi is just atrocious. I'm glad they're not pushing this issue.
I love the look of that controller.
This is good. Sometimes you don't want to be connected to the world.