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Sony: every PS4 title will be available as digital download

PS4 to mirror PS Vita focus on digital

Sony studios president Shuhei Yoshida has said that PS4 will focus more than ever on digital downloads.

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Speaking with The Guardian, Yoshida said that every game released on physical media will also be available to purchase on the PlayStation Store. He also referred to the potential for "attractive packages."

"We're shifting our platform more and more to the digital side - PS4 will be similar to PS Vita in that every game will be available as a digital download, and some will also be available as a disc. 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."

Speaking on the topic of subscription services, Yoshida hinted that Sony may look at a tiered subscription model. "As more and more services and contents become available digitally, we'll have more of an option to create attractive packages. So hypothetically we can look at different models - like a cable TV company. We ould have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that."

Fresh details continue to emerge regarding the PlayStation 4 following its unveiling last week. SCEA CEO Jack Tretton confirmed at the weekend that PlayStation 4 retail games will not leap up in price compared to the current generation's typical price range.