The lights are on
This morning, Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment spoke with GameTrailers about Sony's stance on used games. He raised some questions with comments about leaving some things up to publishers. We received a detailed comment from Sony that clarfiies the matter.The Online Pass program for PlayStation first-party games will not continue on PlayStation 4. Similar to PS3, we will not dictate the online used game strategy (the ability to play used games online) of its publishing partners. As announced last night, PS4 will not have any gating restrictions for used disc-based games. When a gamer buys a PS4 disc they have right to use that copy of the game, so they can trade-in the game at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to a friend, or keep it forever.Essentially, this means that publisher-driven online passes may not be going away. Licenses, DRM, and other new restrictions are not going to be in play at all the PlayStation 4.
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Online passes don't bother me at all. Online restrictions are what bother me.
Well I guess nothing is perfect
Works for me, although I'm sure some people are glad for the confirmation.
I'm good I'm good. WERE GOING TO OMAHA! COLLEGE WORLD SERIES I SEE YOU!
Love that they keep rubbing it in
As much as I hate to say this, Online Passes have become so common now that it doesn't really matter that much anymore. Don't get me wrong, I don't like it, but a lot of publishers don't use them. So it's not that big a deal.
I'm glad they did reaffirmed the used game policy and no DRM. Just in case anyone was confused.
I am fine with this. Sony's first party games will not have online passes anymore and EA already said they were not doing them either. Now we just need to hear from Activison and Ubisoft. I am sure none of the smaller pubs will dare to try anything. This is much better than Xbone's restrictions... games can only have two unique owners, pubs can prevent you from trading or renting games, you are not allowed to play the games that you legally bought unless you have an internet connection (including single player). *** off MS, you guys have some great looking exclusives but nothing worth all of the headache. The third party exclusives will not last long either once devs realize that no one wants your DRM-box.
Still better than MS' policy
im ok with that
So it's the same policy they have in place now for the PS3. I'm fine with that.