Digtially Downloaded writes: "Whoever Sony partners with for Cloud services, it's a move that, depending how deep the potential partnership is, could prove to be very alienating."
IF they start releasing games on the cloud before retail or digital release, that will be the alienating thing for me. Otherwise I don't really care.....ill just ignore it like I do with digital versions of games.
yeah pretty much what i will likely do too, only way i will play digital if its a rental service instead
like a digital gamefly so to speak...? There has been an increase in digital distribution lately. From tv/movies on various services like amazon and hulu to music on its range of varied services. Seems the logical direction for other means of entertainment (games) is going that way as well.
yeah something like that except canada dont have that kind of service, least i dont think we do anyways now this is just me but im not going to spend that much on data alone especially when they have thier right to take it away from me that easly since its being digital n all i play the campaign a few times till the rental service for that game is done and thats it the future may see the times change but so will i to adapt to learn not to care that they may not do physical copies anymore
Best use for cloud gaming IMO is the 1hr trial you get. It would save us from having to download the full game just to try the first hour. This way no downloading required and we can then choose to either buy the game digitally or through retail.
oh i have faith in those always being physical, but i'll continue to hope it doesnt go all digital for games in the future at all
I think it's their right to sell digitally first, cause it makes people actually buy the game new instead of used. So you're not taking away used games, but instead you get early access.
yeh i agree if sony is gonna do this right than release games on cloud few days before they come out so it will give us a advantage plus some extra perks to buy from sony
Same here. I think people are making too big a deal out of this potential cloud thing.
indeed and Sony have lately said that gamers want digital and boxed, sounds to me they are going to be doing both in future
If cloud is not mandatory to play ps4 games then by all means go for it.
There is absolutely no way the PS4 would be digital only. The infrastructure in the U.S. isn't even close to being able to support that business model. It would be suicide.
Better be cheap. Better be REAL cheap.
Cheap arse :P
i wouldn't be mad it just adds options to ether the ps3 or ps4
Great article. People never see the business side for what it is, the engine that delivers the games we want. It wont be mandatory yet. And i love my playstation, so i hope it works for sony.
So long as they don't forget gamers while pushing a possible general consumer agenda - like some companies - I got no problems.
why you gotta diss nintendo?
Not just them.
Business 101. You can't try please everyone or you won't be able to please anyone.You just have to ignore the few that are upset and concentrate on giving the advantages to everyone else.I highly doubt it will be mandatory though. They will probably use it as a differentiator to attract gamers and outdo the competition
I've noticed downloading purchases/updates on PSN is pretty slow sometimes, wouldn't cloud service be negatively affected?
If this is true, i was hoping they would use their tech to play ps3/ps4 games on the vita. I am very against this being used to play next gen games, only for compatibility purposes or something else i cant think of atm.
While I do prefer digital copies for music and movies I would prefer that copies of my games stay physical, I have no idea why but I've always preferred physical copies of my games, they're just nicer to look at.
I'm not a fan of control freaks with logins and logouts, so my first choice will stay close to physical media and/or GOG releases, for example. Punctually, with steam. I'll discard the umbilical cord with cloud stuff..
Prob roll Ps plus into a cloud service with full ps3 games for a monthl fee. Idk maybe next gen they can offer a cloud onl micro console for cheap to get more people gaming on sony syetems. The possibilities are endless but it better be more than stupid demos people are excited for. Ive been saying cloud would be HUGE for a while. Whoever buys onlive will be sitting pretty, it is the future. I forsee Cable boxes streaming games though which would kill consoles except for the super core like us. Rent Max Payne 3 for a week for 6.99 through your cable box. Pay 50 a year and play hundreds of games free anytime. Charter will swoop in if they have half a brain.
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