Sony Moving to a Pure Software/Digital Based Company?

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Sony Moving to a Pure Software/Digital Based Company?

Post by BigBox on Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:43 pm

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Post by lpool1996moh on Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:53 pm

Can't watch the video but the fact that they are developing a new disc type to succeed blu ray and that the console division is pretty much the only Sony division making money they aren't going anywhere.
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Post by BigBox on Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:55 pm

It's basically what the President Sony Entertainment World Wide Studios said though, too bad you can't watch the video.
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Post by lpool1996moh on Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:50 pm

Ok if he IS even half way considering pulling out of the game he's on drugs. But they are developing a lot of hardware so I'd say it's more a covering their bases "we are moving with the times " shit it'll amount to nothing.
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Post by BigBox on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:12 pm

They're not pulling out of games, the idea is that might pull out of hardware to put more effort behind their software and digital distribution. Essentially, become what Steam is now.
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Post by DP on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:18 pm

That's clearly been a long term PS4 goal the whole time though. They want to cut out the middle man and profit as much as possible. Gaikai helps greatly with this. However, consoles will never truly be online only; gamers like physical purchases and until our generation is succeeded this will be the case for sure, and possibly even after. Not to mention Sony has pioneered EVERY disc form in gaming. CD, check; DVD, check; Blu-Ray, check; at this point I expect them to buy a controlling share in Holographic Discs (they're real, and hold up to 100 TB of data max).

I'm not worried; a goal like this is only made to cement gamers into Sony products so that they can maintain their market share. It's quite similar to, but less heinous than, how Apple controlled the market for years by restricting people to iTunes
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Post by BigBox on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:19 pm

A digital only route can work without any sort of DRM policies.
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Post by DP on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:27 pm

Oh I wasnt disputing that (although even Steam has DRM). Right now though this isn't viable for a few years, is my point. They need to offset a lot of server space for cloud storage if they expect us to digitally buy 25+GB games, and they need perfect, beyond-today's-standard speeds on both Client and Server sides for it to work. That's all I was trying to say
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Post by BigBox on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:33 pm

Sony's who system of how you can only activate your account on a certain amount of consoles works better.  It would allow the user to play offline without having to be online.  Of course you need to be connected to buy and download games, but I don't really consider that DRM since that's a necessity for digital distribution.  I consider things like, you have to be logged in at all times just to play offline games is completely unnecessary under any circumstance of physical or digital.  It's not gonna stop hackers to implement those kind of DRM policies.  What will stop hackers is better codes within your games.
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