The arrival of subscription services or the mere existence of Xbox One S All-Digital Edition evidence that the digital format is more popular than ever, but even in such a situation, both Sony and Microsoft will bet on the disc reader on PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett. This decision seems to be not only liked by fans, but also stores like GameStop, which defend the appeal of physical format in these times.
” [The disk] is like a collectible object ” explains executive Frank Hamlin to GameSpot. ” The ability to play it is extremely important to have the best gaming experience. Not giving customers the privilege of having that is something that I think both Sony and Microsoft see as foolish. “
Hamlin believes that even in the height of the digital format, the option to access a game In box it is already a great attraction for players, because in addition to the desire to collect there is also a factor when choosing the physical format: the weight of the games. ” In the largest and most immersive games, I believe that the physical experience will be better to quickly enter the game, even with increasing bandwidths. not want to throw away that option ” says Hamlin.