Sony has revealed that gamers who live in countries which do not have PlayStation Store will not be able to access the on-line parts of purchased video games in its next generation console, the PlayStation 4.
On a recent official update post, user Gennosuke asked about the possibility of playing on-line in Romania, one of the specific countries without a PS Store. Fred Dutton answered with the following message:
“Unfortunately at this time gamers in countries which do not have a Store cannot access online multi-player features. However, we are considering every measure to offer PlayStation Store services to these territories as soon as possible. To clarify, the affected territories are: Bahrain, Lebanon, Romania, Oman, Slovakia, Malta, Cyprus and Iceland.”
This is only the EU-specific blog, so there may be other countries in the world with this problem. In the past, not having access to the PS Store could have been simply “bypassed” by making a foreign account, in order to purchase games on-line, or get PS Plus. Now, it seems like this workaround will be necessary even for simply playing on-line.
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