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Before last night's PS4 announcement event, rumors were circulating that the console would have a mechanism to prohibit players from accessing preowned games. According to Sony, those fears might be unwarranted.
We asked a Sony spokesperson about used-game lockouts, and were told the following:
"We are just now announcing the basic vision and strategy of PS4 and will have more information to share regarding used games later this year. But PlayStation has a long history of keeping its gamers happy and we won't make decisions that damage our relationship with them."
It's a fairly vague statement, but we'll assume for the time being that players won't be prevented from buying used games or loaning them out to friends.
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