More news from this month’s Game Informer now [via], and it’s reassuring news for potential PlayStation 4 owners feeling a little left in the dark over Sony’s stance on “always online”, something that has been in the news over the last few weeks with Microsoft’s will-they-won’t-they Xbox 720.
Sony’s position: no. “Did we consider it?” says Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida. “No, we didn’t consider it.”
“The main reason being that many countries don’t have robust Internet connections. 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.”
And that’s that. The PS4 won’t need an always-on connection. Microsoft: your move.