Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine, Sony UK MD Fergal Gara confronted the long-standing issue of whether or not company will issue a bundle for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita when the former launches in November. When asked about the rumours, which first surfaced at Gamescom, Gara stated that, “Well a couple of things have evolved about since then. I think that clearly demonstrating what the two machines do when they come together was a big step and I think Gamescom was a key moment for that.”
Gamescom was the first time that Sony showed off the Remote Play feature for PlayStation Vita, which allows you to play PS4 games on the device. The demo in question was Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
“Seeing the consumer reaction and actually an upsurge in Vita sales immediately following that demo was very encouraging to see. So there is interest in the mechanic. Right now, as I sit here today, we’re not producing a box that fits a PS4 and PS Vita in that one box. We we could probably change our mind in the morning and still have it ready for launch to be honest so it’s not a big decision. It’s not a hard thing to do.
“At the moment sat down with our retail partners discussing exactly what they want the PS4 launch pack to look like. And its very easy for us to work with them and say looks lets create a package that contains PS Plus, Killzone Shadow Fall, PS Vita, PS4, shall we do that?
“And they put it together as a bundle, let’s call it a soft bundle but it basically means they package together the bits. And they may want to put in FIFA 14 for example or any other third party title and say there’s your PlayStation mega bundle for x pounds. Would we work with them to support them to make that it happen? Yes”.
As of now, there aren’t any hard and fast plans for a bundle when the PS4 launches, and this appears to be the case for when several months after the console’s release as well. “Ambivalent is maybe too strong a word. We’re still in the planning phase so it’s not a yes, its not a no. And the option is still there to pick up the two of them. We’ll make it happen in the ways that are best for our retail partners really and we’ll work with them. The concept is becoming more real by the week”.
What you be interested in such a bundle? Let us know in the comments below. The PlayStation 4 is slated to launch on November 15th in North America and November 29th in Europe.