Sony has ruled out an “always-on connection” for the PlayStation 4, according to the latest issue of GameInformer magazine. There has been a lot of debate about next-gen consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720) and whether they will require an always-online connection to the Internet.
According to several reports, the upcoming Xbox 720 will require an always-on Internet connection for various reasons, while Sony has now denied the same for the PlayStation 4. Online features are key to the next-gen battle, with Gears of War creator predicting that PlayStation 4 could win of Sony gets its social features right.
Sony’s reasoning isn’t because of their stance on DRM or anything like that. It’s simply because many developing countries don’t have reliable and fast Internet connections for the PlayStation 4 to be always connected.
Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony didn’t even consider it, and it will not be a requirement to connect your PlayStation 4 to the Internet.
The PlayStation 4 takes the spotlight in the latest issue of GameInformer, with a 30-page feature on the new console, its games, and more. The upcoming PlayStation 4 title Infamous Second Son is on the cover of the magazine.