PlayStation 4 does not require an internet connection

Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that the 8th Generation console does not contain an Always-online DRM.

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Blackdeath_6631758d ago

good indeed. common sense prevails.

BanBrother1758d ago


"common sense prevails."

Just look at Link079's comment below. Obviously that concept escapes some people.

clearelite1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

Yeah! Being able to play games offline as well pretty much guarantees that the PS4 will be a day one purchase for me.

The idea of having to "log in" to play MY games is absurd. Thanks for keeping common sense alive.

Darrius Cole1758d ago

I've have every Playstation except the Vita, and both Xboxes. When I first heard this idea of "internet connection required" I said I WOULD NOT BUY any console that did that.

You can call it common sense, but it may have been the fear of God put into them by the gamers, like myself and others.


I suspect a good many of the other people who said the same thing were not bluffing either.

I'll say the same thing to Microsoft. I'm not buying your console if it has to be connected to the internet in order to play a game.

rainslacker1758d ago

Options are always good for the consumer, and I like that Sony keeps choice in the mix.

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muttley651758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

someone should report that to MS "always online gaming" not good.

@ link

dude did u not watch ps4 conference??? ps4 have the best by far SOCIAL NETWORKING i've seen. integrating with media,friends,computers,phones ,tablets is good but MS will have same features in some kind of way @ E3

SONY coming out like RRRRROARING tiger this time.

Link0791758d ago

Who cares this means NO SOCIAL NETWORK ON THE PS4 ? not impressed as MiiVerse is amazing its the only place to get non biased reviews on games,plus if you get angry at decisions made by publishers you can voice ur opinion which in turn gets u small gains u wouldnt normally get ie Rayman time trial demo exclusive is a good example of what a Social Network on your console can do for u.

Minato-Namikaze1758d ago

you mean something like Playstation home?

Blackdeath_6631758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

i am fond of sony and the services they provide but lets keep a low key on the pshome. not playstation's proudest moment.

deep_fried_bum_cake1758d ago

Now try that again. Only this time, do it with grammar.

BanBrother1758d ago


Please tell me you are joking. If not, I bid you good day and pray your care-takers find you and take you back to your mental institution safe and unharmed.

MasterCornholio1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )


Did you even see the conference?

"The Dual Shock 4 controller unleashed at the presser has a designated "Share" button in shiny blue. Pressing that button will let you broadcast your live game to your friends in "100% real time". Your friends will be able to "look over your shoulder vistually" and interact with you while your playing, putting comments on your screen.

Not only that, but if you get incredibly stuck in a certain section, your friend can even take over control of your game all over the interwebs. He'll need your permission of course, no cheeky jumping into his Uncharted game just to muck him up.

Streaming your play onto the web using services like Ustream will be completely integrated with the PS4 interface as well."



OMG this is the part that i missed when the stream went down.

Bahpomet---1758d ago

your cmmin to hell wit me ma8 common legoo

dafegamer1758d ago

playstation home launch 2006
if you want to be a clever troll, at least do some research first

Just_The_Truth1758d ago

People I think he just had a stroke.

Knux1758d ago

Why hello there, fanboy!

BlaqMagiq241758d ago

Dam dude you're one of the biggest butthurt fanboys I've seen here on N4G so far.

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Fishy Fingers1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

Why heavily limit your potential install base? Doesn't mean to say you see a lot more online only software coming in the future such as Bungies Destiny.

rainslacker1758d ago

True. But there's a big difference between individual software implementing these ideas, and doing it on a system wide level.

Sony was smart in this, and I believe they realize that the world's internet just isn't up to par for complete connectivity. They sell systems worldwide in great numbers, and I'm sure they want to continue that trend.

I also found it ironic that two games they showed at the conference were actually critical of how connected the world is. Infamous and Watch Dogs took the whole connected life thing to an extreme level. I will admit though infamous had more of a big brother feel to it.:)

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WarThunder1758d ago

Thats great news, because im not into social network stuff.

Games4ever1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

Same. Does actually play games to get peace from other people.

DavidMacDougall1758d ago

Yeah im with you, i dont care about posting my life every 5mins

LOGICWINS1758d ago

I love it to be honest. This I'll help me gain a better connection with the people I'm playing with. Any friend I make on PSN will be an automatic Facebook friend.

Games4ever1758d ago

Good on you sir. But I don't even bother with Facebook. Have enough people around me on a daily basis.

Peace can sometimes be difficult to find in 2013 :)

cervantes991758d ago

It sounds like Sony has given everything to everybody :)

Social for those who like it and not required for those who don't.

I'm impressed with how Sony is starting the PS4 roll out. It looks like they really are for "PLAY"

SatanSki1758d ago

Although i have "non real name" FB acocunt most of my friends are not into gaming so i also dont feel the need for sharing.

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