Entertainment services will be a big part of PlayStation 4’s offering, with new details about video and music packages.
Sony has said during its Gamescom press conference that it plans to make these services available to all PlayStation 4 users, without locking them behind the paywall of PlayStation plus.
Chief among these will be game-streaming service Twitch, with which Sony has an exclusive partnership. The platform holder also confirmed that a further 19 video services are planned for PS4, including BBC News, 5 on Demand and IGN’s video content.
It also detailed the enhanced Music Unlimited service, which will now allow users to listen to their music in the background while playing games. A simple tap on the DualShock 4’s PlayStation button will bring up a mini-guide, allowing them to skip tracks, play, pause and control the volume.