Sony to make all PlayStation 4 games available for download

Carrying forward the approach it adopted with the PlayStation Vita, Sony plans to make available all PlayStation 4 titles for digital download, revealed Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida.

In an interview with the Guardian, Yoshida explained that the move is likely to help the company to offer different pricing levels for its games.

"We're shifting our platform more and more to the digital side. PS4 will be similar to PS Vita in that every game will be available as a digital download, and some will also be available as a disc," Yoshida said.

"[We] can have more small games that might be free or available for a couple of dollars, or different services like free-to-play or subscription models," he added.

The Sony exec further said that the company is interested in developing a mechanism through which fan can enjoy access to thousands of PlayStation games with just one subscription.

"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," he mused. "We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that. 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."

The news comes on the heels of a spate of rumours suggesting that the firm could be preparing to block pre-owned games from being played on the next-gen console.