Activision confirms Skylanders 5, Call of Duty 2015, "unannounced initiatives" during quarterly presentation
Shigeru Miyamoto confirms that Pikmin 4 is in development
PGA Tour 15 pushed back to Spring; Need For Speed, Star Wars: Battlefront on track for 2015
Sony's Spring Fever 2015 includes Hotline Miami 2, Shovel Knight, Titan Souls, five more
The Scarecrow takes over in Batman: Arkham Knight's "Gotham is Mine" trailer
Xbox Store Today: White Night, Zombie Army Trilogy, OlliOlli
Kickstart This! Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse, Glitch Hunter, Sneaky Ninja
Harmonix will officially release Rock Band 4 for the PS4, Xbox One in 2015
Outer Wilds wins “Seumas McNally Grand Prize” at 2015 IGF Awards
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor wins “Game of the Year” at 2015 GDC Awards
All PS4 games will be available as digital downloads; tiered PS Plus pricing a possibility
During the aftermath of Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal on Wednesday, The Guardian got a chance to speak to Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Worldwide Studios, about the company’s next-generation box. While Yoshida wouldn’t reveal when we’ll get a look at the final box, he did delve into a discussion of digital downloads as well as the possibility of a tiered subscription model.
On the subject of digital downloads, Yoshida confirmed that every PS4 game will be available to download from the PlayStation Store: “PS4 will be similar to PS Vita in that every game will be available as a digital download.” Though some games, such as The Witness, will only be available as downloads.
As for a tiered subscription model, Yoshida said:
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.
How the current model of free online play/paid PlayStation Plus will fit into this new subscription setup remains to be seen.
It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Read This.
More From Warp Zoned
Microsoft expands Xbox 360 console subscription service
Sony confirms PS4 won’t block used games
Sony “uncertain” on PSN return date, targeting May 31