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Mark Cerny: "PlayStation 4 won't require to be always connected"

Is the PS4 console is designed to be connected in a 'permanent' way? What I'm asking is it will need to be connected all the time? And if so, how will this affect plans for PSN?

Cerny: PlayStation 4 is not a permanent connection system in that sense, but the experience is much richer if you are connected. You will have access to digital content and the updates for your games, along with a wide range of social functions: upload videos and screenshots, see your friends play and interact with them in various ways within the games.

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iGAM3R-VIII1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Finally, you gotta love Sony because they listen to all of their fans. That campaign started by NeoGAF users was brilliant and some of the Sony workers have replied and that is why I love the PlayStation community. Even the Kaz made a funny joke by saying "DRM will be heading to the Vita", (which is a game. I cannot wait until the E3 conference by Sony and I will praise them on.

Though I do hope the return of Kevin Butler at E3 2013 will make EVERY PS gamer happier and will for sure kick off E3 with a bang.

thechosenone1539d ago

Word. I wonder why they waited so long to report this info.

US8F1539d ago

Straight question = Straight answer. Better than Microsoft, where each person contradicts the other.

GamersRulz1539d ago

Yoshida and Denny already confirmed No-Online PS4, its just gaming media that kept bitching about it.

abzdine1539d ago

this is Cerny show! SONY PS4 ftw..

PLASTICA-MAN1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Always online or not, I will buy a PS4. I am always online with Steam, my iPad and my PS Vita. It doesn't bother me at all. On the contrary, I CAN'T BEAR BEING OFFLINE !

Enemy1539d ago

Thus thy Cerny has spoken, thus shall it be.

MysticStrummer1539d ago

"I wonder why they waited so long to report this info."

They'd said it before.

MrSwankSinatra1539d ago

um they confirmed this a long time ago, shuhei yoshida confirmed this.

thechosenone1539d ago

I'm talking about Mark though, he should of gone on record long ago. This is the first I'm hearing him say anything official on this issue.

darthv721539d ago

sony's 1st and 2nd party division will not mandate that games require an internet connection to play. Obviously that is different than multiplayer requiring it but still there is a benefit to having the system connected.

As Cerny pointed out that if you are connected, you get the updates among other things. Now still there is the looming idea that the 3rd parties can require an internet connection. There is a difference with sony doing things and 3rd parties doing things.

sony saying its up to the 3rd parties if they want to do it or not is not the same as saying it wont happen. People are looking at the surface and considering it a win when there is another layer that can manifest itself into something bigger over time.

The win for gamers is knowing that sony wont impose such sanctions. As for companies like EA, Activision, Capcom, Konami and the sort....the ball is in their court. If they choose to proceed, will the gamers avoid those games and only stick to buying the sony published titles or will they bite the bullet and simply buy the game and deal with whatever consequences come with them?

Bottom line, if a game is worth playing, people will succumb to the requirements to play it. That is neither a good/bad thing. it is just part of being a gamer.

ShwankyShpanky1539d ago

I know there have been other statements that indicate the PS4 will be playable entirely offline, but this particular statement is hardly a "straight answer."

>>Is the PS4 console is designed to be connected in a 'permanent' way? What I'm asking is it will need to be connected all the time?

>>PlayStation 4 is not a permanent connection system in that sense...

"is not a permanent connection in that sense?" C'mon... that's not a straight answer.

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"PlayStation 4 can still be enjoyed old school without an Internet connection at all."
http://www.officialplaystat...

Now *that's* a straight answer. ;-)

Boody-Bandit1539d ago

I knew Sony wouldn't implement unnecessary restrictions and fees. I can't wait for June 10th 9pm EST to see what's going on my list to pick up this Fall.

Outside_ofthe_Box1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

@darth

Mind telling me how this news confirms anything different that's in place now?

I'm not sure if I'm missing something here, but what's stopping a 3rd party publisher from releasing a game with DRM-mechanisms on the PS3, 360, or Wii U right now?

I always thought the worry was whether or not the console itself would require internet to function as opposed to whether or not if games would require it.

From my understanding this confirms that you can treat the PS4 as if it's the PSOne where you can go the entire generation of playing PS4 games without ever having to connect to the internet which was the main concern in the first place. Or so I thought?

MikeMyers1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

"PlayStation 4 is not a permanent connection system in that sense, but the experience is much richer if you are connected. You will have access to digital content and updates your games, along with a wide range of social functions: upload videos and screenshots, see your friends play and interact with them in various ways within the games."

Did he say you don't ever have to be connected?

SHORYUKEN1539d ago

They always stated they will not use DRM.

But Stupid Xfans are blind and deaf. They are just to ignorant to except what Sony says.

DragonKnight1539d ago

@ShwankySpanky and MikeMyers: Here's something you should pay attention to.

"PlayStation 4 is not a permanent connection system in that sense, but the experience is much richer IF you ARE CONNECTED."

That's the straight answer right there. He flat out said right there that it's a choice for you to be connected or not. There was no hidden meaning, no avoidance, it was a straight answer.

I don't understand why people need specifically worded sentences to see direct confirmation. Some people would only be happy if they literally heard/read "No, you don't have to be connected ever."

That's what Cerny said but in different words. Geez people, stop trying paint Sony with Microsoft's brush.

BattleAxe1539d ago

I hope Sony shows us some footage of 'Death Ray Manta' at E3 :D

Dee_911539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

I bet some people here still need an adult to cross the street.
my god.

read Outside_ofthe_Box comment until you get it.

SilentNegotiator1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Now hold on...always online wasn't still a question.

http://www.gamespot.com/new... <-- May 7th

The real question is used fees and DRM. Sony has suggested that they MIGHT not have anything, but that they might allow third parties to implement something.

http://www.gamespot.com/new...

Be informed of the specifics, people. If we want to be treated right next gen, we have to know what we're at risk of. And for PS4, that's potentially used fees and DRM, not always online.

Foliage1539d ago

"I don't understand why people need specifically worded sentences to see direct confirmation. Some people would only be happy if they literally heard/read 'No, you don't have to be connected ever.'"

It's a mentality that originated when Microsoft stepped into the scene. They made is so you cannot accept any statement or promise at word value. They intentionally have on multiple occasions pranced around topics by picking specific words. If you need an example; look no further than the show they are putting on now.

Sony gets painted with the same brush; as Microsoft has tainted everyone's expectations.

Arai1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

@ thechosenone:

That's because it's nothing new, here's a post by the guy that started the whole DRM campaign.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Sony made it crystal clear in February that the system won't require a connection in order to function (on several occasions to several sites).

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

It's the Xbox fans that started this mess and threw Sony under the bus, only to spread further like wildfire by uninformed media.

What started out by one party ended up being a united fist with all parties included and that's a lovely sight to behold.

The community's voice is now heard loud and clear and that's exactly what Sony needed to fend off the developers, because it's them that want DRM so badly.

All in all...gamers stood united as they should when companies try and pull these kind of pranks.

amiga-man1539d ago

A real positive not requiring online suggests that DRM is not part of their plans either ( if your not online how can they check your disk)

Sony is certainly putting gamers first and deserve our support as gamers.

xxLuckyStrike1539d ago

Doesn't mean they wont run checks when you pop up online. But never the less at least Sony still gives us gamers the OPTION!!!

shinrock1538d ago

Because their doing the same as M$. They didn't want the flak that M$ got for doing the same thing.

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yewles11539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Listen to their fans? This is OLD!

"Michael Denny: So I think two of the other pillars we talked about in-terms of design were simplicity and immediacy. 'Even taking back a step from here, PlayStation 4 can still be enjoyed old school without an Internet connection at all.' So it depends what level you want to use these feature sets at. So with ’simple’ and ’immediacy’ we want it so that everything is one button click away, for example. And ’immediacy’ takes down these barriers that can be frustrating to gamers between the player getting access to the content."

http://www.officialplaystat...

It's whether or not Sony will implement used game measures on their own titles as opposed to anyone else since it's optional that's eating at people...

thechosenone1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Yeah but when the info comes from the big man himself so you know it's official and won't be subject to change.

Salooh1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

(PlayStation 4 can still be enjoyed old school without an Internet connection at all)

(PlayStation 4 can still be enjoyed old school without an Internet connection at all)

(PlayStation 4 can still be enjoyed old school without an Internet connection at all)

(PlayStation 4 can still be enjoyed old school without an Internet connection at all)

Who am kidding. This is not english. if you reverse the sentence you will see a secret language that say PS4 have DRM.

NarooN1539d ago

"It's whether or not Sony will implement used game measures on their own titles as opposed to anyone else since it's optional that's eating at people... "

This might still be in the air, but rationally speaking, Sony is well aware of the shit-storm that Microsoft has generated -- there's no way they'd be dumb enough to implement these measures.

Even Shuhei-san joked about DRM recently.

torchic1539d ago

but to implement a used game restriction internet is needed, meaning a constant connection to the internet (or every 24hrs for example) and that's why the question never died.

if they do implement a used game feature I wonder how it would work without internet...

yewles11539d ago

@torchic

"if they do implement a used game feature I wonder how it would work without internet..."

That depends on the game itself. It's not a mandate for the console or service.

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Why o why1539d ago

Sony done spoke....but people still try and group them and ms together. STOP

TwistedMetal1539d ago

i agree sony said no always online and they dont require drm for games. since sony doesnt make you go online ever with the ps4 game publishers cant reall stop used games sales .

ps4 is th best next gen option and the only next gen option for gamers unless you go pc but then you would be missing games like gta5 and red dead redemption and such.

people need to stop being xbox one fanboys and join the ps4 team because its the best team.