In an interview with IGN, Sony’s Jim Ryan said that even though there has been a large movement toward digital content, PS4 users should expect the main delivery of major titles to come via Blu-ray discs. Ryan had the following to say:
“Clearly, and this applies not just to games but to pretty much every form of entertainment, there is a trend to increased digital consumption, and that is happening now on PS3 and will continue and will probably accelerate on PS4,” he told IGN. “But the primary delivery mechanism for the big games on the PS4 platform will continue to be Blu-Ray discs, for the foreseeable future.”
“If you go down to Southern Europe, where we have very big and important businesses, it can take you 3 days over a standard internet connection to download a file of the size, and that’s not fun. There are certain gating factors in terms of internet infrastructure that mandate that the disc-based solution is going to be the primary delivery mechanism for the foreseeable future.”
PS4 was revealed less than a week ago, and is due to become available this holiday season. What do you think about this news from Jim Ryan?