This pretty much confirms it for me. No chance whatsoever. My friends won't get the system, and I'll have no reason to get it if they do not. I'm waiting on Sony to lay down all the cards before I say anything on that front.
You can play PS4 offline without needing an internet connection at all.
OT: Not even 200 exclusives will make me buy XBONE after this shit. It's like they're telling us to go to the competition.
Agreed! Even Halo is not attracting my friends, and they LOVE the series. MSFT is totally dicking the Global South with this move. I carry my console(s) with me between 3 or 4 countries, and in 2 of them the internet is unstable at best. XBoner's DRM policy is not convenient for me in those times. I suspect a lot of people in my area will turn back to Sony (possibly Nintendo too) because of this, but time will tell.
The offline play on the PS4 is SWEET! I like to have the option and not be coerced into anything I am not inclined to do. There are times I play offline for days.