Sony: Expect PS4 to Still Have Optical Drive
Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai is ruling out a download-only future for the next-generation PlayStation consoles. Speaking in an interview with MCV, Hirai said Sony’s business will always require a physical discs in one way or another, despite being the first one to release the download-only PSP Go.
“We do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn’t as robust as one would hope. There’s always going to be requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium.”
This doesn’t mean that Sony will support physical discs all the way, well according to Hirai, it’s not happening anytime soon.
“To think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme.”