So as well as your big AAA games being available to purchase in your favourite retailers, you’ll also have to option to download the title straight to your console via the PlayStation Store, though some titles like The Witness will only be available in the form of digital download.
Shuhei Yoshida recently spoke out on the subject with The Guardian saying, “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. The Witness will be a digital release and because of the flexibility of the digital distribution scheme, we can have more small games that might be free or available for a couple of dollars, or different services like free-to-play or subscription models.”
When asked about the subscription side of things, Mr Yoshida stated “As more and more services and contents become available digitally, we’ll have more of an option to create attractive packages. So hypothetically we can look at different models – like a cable TV company. We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that. We can do subscription services when we have more content – especially now that we have the Gaikai technology available. With one subscription you have access to thousands of games – that’s our dream.”
What with Gaikai set to become an integral part of the PlayStation 4, it makes sense to offer different packages to suit different customers, so a tiered subscription service won’t necessarily mean bad things, we’ll keep you updated as and when more is known.
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Source: The Guardian