Sony PlayStation 4 will still have optical drive

Posted on Thursday, January 14 2010 @ 9:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A Sony executive said he believes that high-profile blockbuster games for the company's next-generation PlayStation will still be distributed on optical discs, and not through digital distribution.
Needless to say that going forward storage requirements will only grow. Sony believes that even when the PlayStation 4 is release, optical discs will still be required for high-profile titles, whereas smaller games can be released digitally.

“Game developers now have to use the entire capacity of a Blu-ray disc. In addition, we also offer smaller titles from the PlayStation Store, but the big blockbuster games will continue to appear on media,” said Shuhei Yoshida, senior vice president of product development at Sony Computer Entertainment America, in an interview with web-site.
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