Leading up to the official revealed a PS4, speculation sparked around this system that insisted Sony would be requiring a constant Internet connection for this console to operate. Now that this system has finally been revealed, Sony has now commented on the PS4's functions regarding an Internet connection.
Revealed in a post on Eurogamer on Feb. 21, Sony has officially confirmed that the PS4 will not require a constant connection from users. Speaking with Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, he states that “you can play offline, but you may want to keep it connected. The system has the low-power mode that the main system is shut down but the subsystem is awake. Downloading or updating or you can wake it up using either the tablet, smartphone or PS Vita."
In addition to this, he also states that all of the above functions can be turned off, allowing the user to go completely offline. With social functionality being a major feature that Sony is striving for with the PS4, they also realize that some users will not want to use this functionality. “So if you don't want to connect to anyone else, you can do that."
Since Sony has decided to keep the actual PS4 console hidden, fans can take a look at a few concept photos of the system in the slideshow above this article.