Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that every PlayStation 4 game will be available to download, although the company has emphasised that retail is still important to its plans.
"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," said Yoshida in an interview with The Guardian.
He explained that, as with PS Vita and PS3, smaller titles have no need to release on disc although all games will arrive digitally, no matter their size.
"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," Yoshida explained. "We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership... 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."
Disc based games aren't going anywhere for now though, with retail still having a very important part to play in Sony's plans. It's through retail that Sony will sell its hardware and it based on current digital prices, it's through retail that you'll get the best prices.