Sony has been revealing more details to various sources after their announcement of the PlayStation 4 earlier this month, giving new details to The Guardian earlier last week.
Shuhei Yoshida, the boss for Sony Worldwide Studios said the following in a recent interview, “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.”
Also mentioning that games such as “The Witness will be a digital release” also mentioning, “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.”
More interesting and to stay on topic with subscriptions, during the interview Yoshida continued to say the following:
“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.”
So it defiantly seems that Sony will be implementing the Gaikai system as we expected when they first announced that they had acquired it, which is quite exciting, especially the part where he mentioned that their could be a free-to-play model.
We can expect to hear more from Sony about the PS4 at E3 later this year.