Much like the PlayStation Vita – and, let’s be honest, most PlayStation 3 games, too – you’ll be able to download every PlayStation 4 title from the PlayStation Store on launch day. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the tidbit during an interview with The Guardian, noting that “every game will be available as a digital download, and some will also be available as a disc”.
Elsewhere in the interview, the executive talked a little more about the new business models that the platform holder hopes to embrace with its next generation console. "The Witness will be a digital release and because of the flexibility of the digital distribution scheme, we can have more small games that might be free or available for a couple of dollars, or different services like free-to-play or subscription models," he said.
Yoshida also insinuated that the company may be considering offering different tiers of its current subscription service, PlayStation Plus. "We can look at different models – like a cable TV company," he explained. "We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership. We can do subscription services when we have more content, especially now that we have the Gaikai technology available. With one subscription you have access to thousands of games – that’s our dream."
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