Sony is still in quite the lead when it comes to the PR regarding next-gen consoles. The company has announced that its PlayStation 4 will be able to play games downloaded from a user’s digital library on any PS4, according to the Official PlayStation Magazine UK. The system works in the same way that the Xbox 360 was able to do with digital games.
"You can visit your friend's house, you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library," said Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Engineer Neil Brown.
The Xbox One will also be able to do this, and Microsoft planned to have it apply to retail copies of games as well, but the flak the company caught for the obtrusive DRM on the console made it nix the idea. However, digital copies of games bought through the console’s online store can still be played like this.
The PlayStation 4 allows digital game copies to be played anywhere
Earlier this month, Sony had announced that its PlayStation 4 camera-based concept, dubbed the Playroom, will be making its way into the console as a pre-installed game. One of the most noteworthy things to take away from the concept is that Sony has done away with the Move controller entirely. Instead, the company has packed the Move's sensor into the DualShock 4, thus giving the controller better motion-controls.
However, to be able to play Playroom, you’ll have to buy the PlayStation 4 camera, which does not come bundled with the console. Buying the PlayStation 4’s camera will set you back $59.99 (Rs 3,600 approx). However, it is thanks to the camera being sold separately that the console itself costs $399, which is $100 less than the Xbox One.
The company decided on the price of the console in the months leading up to E3, when it cancelled its plans to include the camera with the console. Sony had originally planned to bundle the camera along with the whole package, which may have caused the PS4 to come with a similar $499 price tag as the Xbox One.
The PlayStation 4 is set to hit Indian stores later this year.