Credit where credit's due: Sony does listen to what you have to say. There was mild uproar in the PlayStation Nation [Are we still using that one? – Ed] when SCEA revealed that Gravity Rush Remastered would not be getting a retail release in North America. However, a physical edition popped up for pre-order on Amazon.com over the weekend, and executive Asad Qizilbash confirmed that the company had changed its stance overnight on Twitter.
It looks like it's made the right move, as the re-release has been rising up Amazon.com's rankings all day, with the $29.99 pre-order up to 47th in the hourly best sellers list at the time of typing. The platform holder almost skipped a retail release of the topsy-turvy title on the Vita, too, but fan pressure prompted it to change its mind then as well.
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[source amazon.com, via twitter.com]
now how about that CE over in the uk, Sony?
@viciousarcanum Don't push your luck!
I feel like this was done to actually get people agitated and talking about the game. With a smaller game release, say that you'll only do digital, wait for the inevitable internet anger and petitions to roll in, lots and lots of free publicity and articles on gaming news sites, then say "Oh okay then, we'll do a physical release )))"
Well, that's nice! I don't really order games online though. Is it just online so far or will it come to stores?
Good that they listened but no credit for doing something that never should've been in question.
@DerMeister It'll come to stores as well.
@Matroska I would not be surprised if that ended up happening. They may have decided to do digital just to see how big of an uproar they could get from the community. It's a really smart move since it's a lot of free publicity. Anyways, I am extremely happy to see a physical release for this game in the US. I prefer physical copies of games, especially for games I have fond memories with.
I'm confused - they skipped a retail version on the Vita?
That's good. That means 20 years down the road, owners of the retail version can still play it. Buying online is the only thing I hate about the PS4 (as when the servers go down, you can't play them, and probably in 20 years, you won't be able to at all). I just wish they could take away the 'lock' button and let you play them whenever you want and 20 years later (like the PS3).
I think Kat has significant potential for becoming a mascot character for Sony, for that reason, not doing a physical release for this game was a bad idea
@JLPick What? I didn't know the PS4 had that kind of DRM, unless you are talking about Playstation Now... I'm sure regular digital games work the same as they did on PS3
@JLPick I could be wrong, but isn't the lock button only there when the console isn't activated as your primary ps4? I had it there originally and couldn't play my downloaded games offline, but once I activated it, it just disappeared.
@JLPick that doesn't happen
@JLPick you can play them whenever you want, I have a digital version of several games and they have never been locked
Regardless of how the "lock" button works @jlpick has a valid point. In 20 years there may not be a Sony. How are the "owners" of digital downloads going to play their games if Sony and/or PSN don't exist any more?
Having said that those with physical copies will, in many cases, be saddled with a buggy version that's desperately in need of a major patch. So even owning the physical copy will be no guarantee of being able to play a working game.
@JLPick What @Unashamed_116 says is right. You won't get the lock icon if your PS4 is set as the primary console for the account in use.
Still can't pre-order the game on Amazon.co.uk. Don't you forget about me. I'll be...
@get2sammyb Has a physical version already been confirmed for Europe? I assumed the game got a physical release anyway, so I was surprised when I read that that wasn't originally the plan for NA.
@Octane Yeah, physical has been confirmed for Europe.
@get2sammyb Ah, great!
I got the vita version for 80 cents still need to give it a try, the remaster comes with all the dlc right? might make it work my time if so.
Nice! Thank you Sony!
@ShogunRok I know this is going to sound stupid, but how do you do that...of setting the system as your primary console???
@Unashamed_116 How do you activate the system to be your primary one? I looked everywhere to see how you do this, but have no idea how.
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