"Online passes, we did announce that it's going away. That's because with PS+ being required to play online games, it doesn't make sense to have an online pass in conjunction with that."
"On very general terms, one business can't really dictate to another business what they want to do. So, in general, we're setting the standard, setting the tone, for the way we believe business is fairly run."
"At the end of the day, if they want to find a way to do it they can, but it's... I don't believe that's going to happen because we're setting the standard and all those publishers were there, they heard the applause. They know that consumers wants what's best for them."
"Internally, our goal was always to do what's best for the consumer."
"It's bigger than digital rights, that's the thing. We're talking about what everyone perceives as physical games. It's something you go to a store, you pay money for it, put it in your bag, and you take it home with you, and then when someone tells you what you can do with that thing? It doesn't feel right."
"It was a nice target that we put in place long, long ago. Years."
"I'm not going to say it was set in stone because you're never sure if you can achieve it from a business point of view, but that was absolutely the goal from day one."
Paying for Multiplayer
"Quite frankly, it costs a lot of money to run a service like that, so it was important to us to try to explore all our options while still giving the customers a great value. So that's why the instant game collection was started about a year ago and we're absolutely planning to continue that in grand form moving forward."Putting Services Behind Paywalls
"That just frankly doesn't make sense to us to say you need to pay for a subscription so that you can activate your paid subscription. It just doesn't make sense."
- Hard drive is user-replaceable.
- Third party USB controllers should still work.
- Free to play games might not need PS+. Game-by-game decision.
- Won't confirm $60 games, but "makes logical sense."
- One PS+ account will apply to all accounts on the system.
- Remote Play not mandated, part of the OS and just works. Working with publishers for custom control schemes.http://www.giantbomb.com/podcasts/so...esti/1600-504/