One of the many fears of the next generation of consoles is if the systems will need a constantly internet connection. It's heavily rumored that the next Xbox will need a constant internet connection, but what about the Playstation 4? Turns out, that won't be an issue.
After the big event Sony held showing off the Playstation 4 (without the actual console), Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's bigwig, talked to Eurogamer about the "always online" issue. He wanted to calm any fears players have about the issue.
"Oh yes, yes, you can go offline totally. Social is big for us, but we understand there are some people who are anti-social! So if you don't want to connect to anyone else, you can do that," said Yoshida.
Of course, you want to have your console plugged into the internet at all times. Updating games, patching games and sending you all sorts of stuff is what Sony intends to do. Having a constant internet connection makes all of this a reality.
During a roundtable this morning, Sony told various reporters that any games that would require the user to register the game online in order to play would be left up to the game publishers themselves and not a requirement of Sony.
The Playstation 4 is expected to launch holiday 2013.