There’s a lot of cool information we’ve learned about the PlayStation 4 since it was unveiled on February 20. We know it’s going to cost $399 in the US. We know it’s specs are great, and that it’s 50% more powerful than it’s competitor this holiday. We know it has a pretty good sized hard drive, but that it’s also removable to allow for upgrades. Yes, PlayStation Plus is going to be required for online multiplayer, but Sony is letting free-to-play developers decide whether they’ll be using that feature–and some great ones aren’t!
PS4 has been riding some great momentum, with pre-orders at GameStop and Amazon setting records (and finally being shut down due to high demand). But the news just keeps getting better. At the Develop conference in the UK this week, Sony R&D senior team leader Neil Brown outlined how you’ll be able to access your library of digital titles on the go:
“You can visit your friends house you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good. But how useful is that if it takes half a day to download the game you want to play? With Play As You Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.”
The quote, courtesy of Official PlayStation Magazine UK, comes not long after Microsoft’s reversal on a number of policies regarding online connections and DRM, which also meant the removal of a similar feature for their new hardware’s launch this November.
Also on the heels of the Develop conference, PlayStation Access’s Nathan Ditum created the video above to detail some fun facts you may not have known about the PS4–including the ability for people who are using your PS4 and are not the primary account to use your PlayStation Plus benefits! Check out the video above, and follow our PlayStation Access friends in the UK for more great videos.
How do you feel about being able to take your PS4 digital library anywhere? Will you take it on a train? Will you take it on a plane? Let us, let us, let us know, in the comments down below!