Sony Computer Entertainment just announced during its E3 press conference something that is destined to make people talk and write for a long time. In a speech that was obviously and very openly aimed like a cannon straight at Microsoft’s face, Jack Tretton delivered the following information:
The PS4 won’t ever need to be connected online. There won’t be any periodic checks that will require an internet connection. No Authentication will be required for disk-based games. There won’t be any restriction on the resale of preowned games and players will be able to lend games freely to their friends.
On a slightly more controversial (but expected by some: Chad asked me what I thought about the possibility just before the conference) note, multiplayer gameplay on the PS4 will require a PS Plus subscription.
The publisher also released an hilarious video. I won’t spoil it. Just check it out below and laugh.