Gravity Rush Remastered, released a few days ago in Japan and coming to the west on February 2nd, was supposed to launch as a digital download only on the PlayStation Store in North America, but Sony Computer Entertainment changed its mind halfway through, and is now offering a physical disk for the game.
SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida and Game Director Keiichiro Toyama appeared on Dengeki PlayStation’s winter special livestream over the weekend, mentioning something fairly interesting.
Yoshida-san explained that he’s grateful to be able to directly hear the feedback from gamers on social networks, whether they want some kind of feature or they have a problem. It helps Sony improve thanks to the opinions received every day.
Toyama-san added that while Gravity Rush Remastered was supposed to be a digital-only release in the west, the sale of the physical retail version was greenlighted thanks to the comments received from gamers on social networks.
So there you have it, straight from the lion’s mouth: if you see a game released only in digital version, but you’d really love to have that disk, you know where to knock. There’s no guarantee that it’ll work, but there are times in which it does.