On PS4, gamers won't be able to install the entire game from the disc onto HDD (meaning Disc Swapping a must to play the game on PS4).
For me it's always physical>digital.Only cuz i like to hold on what i waste my money.But glad they're giving us options.
as a collector Physical based disc FTW!
I've always felt having physical discs has been important too. I plan to go full digital with the PS4 though, it's a personal preference after pondering it all over. Mainly so I can access all my games from my Vita no matter where I am. I guess it's a combination of convenience, the fact that I rarely sell a game I buy, and it being a different form of game "collection". Just like my Steam library basically.
For me, it'll be a Case by Case Senario, games I will play a lot will be digital only so I can access them remotely on vita. But games big on multiplayer like first person shooters will be disk based only because playing first person shooters on vita for more than 30 minutes is pretty tasking. Mercenary Beta is awesome, but dude it's incredibly tedious after 25 minutes given how small the sticks are on the Vita, games like Infamous SS, the Witcher 3, Resogun, Rime, The Order, FFXV will all be digital for me. But Physical Disc will always be in my home. I don't mind disk swapping, especially since I only play a game at a time for a few hours anyway.
Yep, collectors will never change. I want to hold it all! I have collectors editions and will keep on collecting.
I'm doing digital gaming except for if I want a collectors edition of a game.
Hmm too bad,still sticking to physical though I like seeing my games stack up.Aside from classics and Indies digital just doesn't have much benefits.
Nothing is more beautiful than a stack of games. Being able to lend them, sell them, trade them and really just do what YOU want w/ them is very important to people.
report it or post the link here so we can report it Edit: MY bad
she was talking about double comment post and not a duplicate post... loolzz
Why are people trying to make a big deal out of disc-swapping? Get off your ass or buy the digital version and stfu.
I much rather walk 3 feet and push the eject button, than to give up my ownership to save 1 calorie
So let me get this straight. On PS4 I can buy a digital copy of a game and play it on any system I log into. So, does this do away with game sharing simultaneously? Like, I can't buy a game and have both me and my brother's ps4 playing killzone at the same time? Is there any clarification on this?
You would first have to download it to that system . But we dont know yet if Sony will allow gamesharing as the ps3 where you can share w up to 2 people.
You can have it 'active' on 2 systems, you and your bro will be fine. And yes you can play MP together. To use it on a 3rd system, 1 would have to be deactivated. On PS3 you can do this aswell. The reason for this was to have a back up in case of a system malfunction or a multiple console (PS3's) household.
Has this been confirmed yet? Just wondering or are you just assuming since this is what is possible on the ps3 now?
@Ripsta7th, it's confirmed... On PS3 it's 2, this number was 5 at first, but Sony downed it due to malfunctions so it's 2 on PS3 and 2 also on PS4.
@Sevir- Thx for the clarification, i alredy knew this was for ps3 but wasnt sure if it would carry onto nxt gen
@ Sevir Due to malfunctions? Can you further explain this?
This was the idea MS had all along but screwed up with DRM, im pretty sure they did it to avoid piracy though. MS was aiming for you to be able to play your games on any X1 system as long as you signed in, your game would be stored on the cloud so wouldnt have to download and go straight to playing
When I can trade in my digital game& get real money from it and the price is $10 less then physical then I'll go all digital. Too many times I've been at the end of a game and it gets scratched ever so slightly.
That's why I dig BluRay. All BluRay discs (movies & games) have a protective layer on top which makes them more durable than DVDs. It is a great feature. All PS3 disc games come on BluRay. It makes buying a second hand copy real easy as you do not have to worry about scratches and quality on the whole.
Most stupid article ever. Saying "this nasty disc swapping" really means just inserting your game disc. It made it sound like the 360 where you need multiple discs per game. What an ass. I luv having a collection of BluRay movies and Game discs in their boxes. I do like downloading games like I do in PS+ where all games are digital, But if I buy a game I prefer a disc when paying good money. You can borrow games, swap games, sell games - all the things you cannot really do with digital.
I'll stick with physical. I love watching my collection grow and knowing they're mine. When you have heaps its such a beautiful sight and something that should be shown off :p
I prefer physical over digital
If you cant install games this time, does that mean the PS4 will be loud? Because the Xbox 360 is LOUD when you don't install.
The PS3 is whisper quiet when you dont install, so i highly doubt that PS4 wont be
I am thinking this deals more with remote play, imagine you are out of town trying to remote play for vita you can't drive back home and change disk. If you get tired of one game only way you can play another is through a digital copy.
So case in point I may go digital after launch especially if its an epic role playing or long game.
I understand that people like having physical media, mainly because it allows for sharing and trading in, but digital-only wouldn't really bother me. When possible, I buy my games digitally anyway, for convenience. Edit: I doubt we will see digital-only anytime soon though. There are just too many consumers who prefer physical media.
Digital is great, but with discounts and PS Plus, 500 Gb is not big enough.
I agree 500gb (less actually) is nowhere near enough for me, i'll eat through that in not to long a time. Especially with the games getting bigger
Exactly. My 500 Gb PS3 Super Slim is full and I have many games that aren't on it. Even a 1 Tb might fill up soon enough. I hope they let us use external HDD, like the other two systems.