The PS4 may house a premium subscription service allowing members to play as many games as they want for a monthly fee, according to the president of Sony Worldwide Studios.
Shuhei Yoshida said Sony has many options with regards to subscription platforms, thanks to the acquisition of Gaikai - the cloud-gaming company that will power and pioneer the PS4's online offerings.
Some observers had expected Sony to reveal a Netflix-for-gamers style service at Tuesday's launch event, but for now that's a 'dream' dependent on digital content flourishing on the console, Yoshida-san said.
He told The Guardian: "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 could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that.
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"We can do subscription services when we have more content – especially now that we have the Gaikai technology available. With one subscription you have access to thousands of games – that's our dream."
Hardware isn't finished yet
Some Sony bosses have claimed the company wanted to leave something to show off at a later date, so we wouldn't get bored between now and the Holiday 2013 release date, while SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton claimed Sony had made a 'conscious decision' not to show it off.
This latest explanation might be a little closer to the mark.
"We have not finalised the hardware yet and decided not to try to get it finished in time," Yoshida-san said.
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