Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Confirms That You Can Fully Install Disc Games on the PS4’s Hard Disk, Shares More on DualShock 4

on August 30, 2013 4:44 PM

A few days ago SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida caused a bit of confusion about the installation of disc-based games on the PS4, by saying “you cannot install a disk version onto HDD.” He meant that the only way to play a game without the disc in the drive will be to use a digital copy but the sentence didn’t come out as intended, probably due to the language barrier.

Today he confirmed that users will indeed be able to fully install disc-based games on the PS4’s hard disk, but they’ll still have to keep the disc in the drive for verification.

He also shared a juicy little tidbit of information on the 3.5 mm headphones connector that can be found on the DualShock 4 controller:

Unlike the 2.5 mm connector built in the Xbox 360’s controller, the one on the Dualshock 4 won’t just be used for voice chat, but instead you’ll be able to select its purpose, switching from voice chat to the game’s audio.

That’s a quite handy feature, especially when you want to play at night without keeping the whole apartment awake and without being hindered by connecting your headphones to the TV, defeating the purpose of having a wireless controller to begin with. Good thinking there, Sony.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.