Sony Confirms PS5 Will Allow Physical Copies of Games to Be Played Offline

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    Sony Interactive Entertainment’s senior vice president of platform and planning management, Hideaki Nishino, has confirmed to Eurogamer that the PlayStation 5 will allow physical copies of video games to be played offline.

    Like the PS4, the PS5 disc edition will not mandate download and installation of patches unless, of course, it’s a multiplayer game. So if you’re one of those who enjoy offline single-player games without being prompted to go online, you can rest easy knowing Nishino thinks that not being able to run a game off a disc is “out of the question.”

    While this is good news, it’s worth noting that Nishino is only talking about the hardware manufacturer’s requirements. Sony believes in leaving certain decisions up to game developers and there are studios that require users to have a persistent internet connection even when playing a single-player game. Most recently, the developer behind PS5 console-exclusive Godfall announced that players will need to be online even when playing solo. It drew a lot of ire, but this practice is nothing new. That said, Sony’s official stance on the matter is good news for us.
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    @Trusteft might I suggest this fine vintage of Bugatti champagne with which to celebrate with?

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    The fact that you find the opposite normal, as many do, is nothing to celebrate.
     
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    I don't really know what normal is, whatever happens, I'm going to keep buying games, as long as I can play I don't really care what the delivery is. Even though it may be for worse, at least I can still play.
     

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