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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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I don't really buy that many used games but something that does affect me is borrowing or lending games to friends so its good for me that they aren't thinking of blocking used games.
i buy lots of used games cuz the prices are exhorbitant so i want consoles to be able to play them or if i borrow from a friend...
Good, I like lending and borrowing games from my friends.
Oh thank God, Gamestop is one of my favorite stores of all time and I would hate to see them go out of business. ESPECIALLY since Gameinformer is owned by Gamestop:P
I am glad the PS4 won't block used games, that is a relieve. Now microsoft will be forced to do the same and if they not they will be killing their new system.
Pretty vague, and it almost seemed like he was dodging the question, but it does seem like it'll be safe from prohibiting used games. If they are blocked though, I can't promise I'll be buying one. That's a big thing for me, the prices are so much cheaper and I borrow a bunch of games from friends, especially recently.
”We” should assume no such thing of this or any corporation.
Looks like it's good news then. This will really damage Microsoft if they decide to introduce prohibiting used games.
I hope it supports used games!!!
I think it would be a very bad idea for them to not do it. It might signal the end of the gaming industry. People don't want to spend $60 (or more) on a game and feel that if the game does not live up to potential that they have no option of getting rid of it. Imagine if those people that bought Coloniel Marines on day one without reading reviews, got it home, found out it sucked but had no option then to just take it? Until they can drop prices on games they cannot limit what people do with games they own, people will fight back and not spend their money on a luxury item.
Either he means that used games won't be locked, or that games will be cheaper
I hope that they don't do that. It would seriously piss off people in this unstable economy
Well keep your gamers happy and allowed used games. Not everyone is able to afford new copies all the time or need to borrow games in order to play.
Sounds like there might be an "online pass" situation coming.You buy it new and it registers to your console.You resell the game either to a friend or a Business and the next person to get can't activate the game until a pass of some sort is bought.They just don't want to confirm anything because if they do MS would probably do the opposite and that would net MS more consumers in the long run...