Sony worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida has said that the company didn’t even consider making PS4 always-online in a new interview with GameInformer.
“The main reason being that many countries don’t have robust Internet connections,” he explained. “It makes sense for people to have Internet connections to play online games, but for offline games there are many countries that we saw do not really have robust Internet.”
Yoshida’s comments come after a seemingly endless series of rumours and off-the-record comments suggesting that Microsoft’s new Xbox console may not work without an internet connection. Or perhaps it will. We’ll find out in a few weeks.
Yoshida’s comments make Sony’s position on the matter clear, at least – the PlayStation 4 will work when you’re internet doesn’t. And… breathe.