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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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good. people were up in arms about nothing.
I don't really mind Online passes. I rarely buy games used though so its never been an inconvenience for me. So it's not too bad. It could certainly be a lot worse.
in a interview givent to the french newspaper, le monde; microsoft is now saying that their choices on the new xbox1 can be reversed. i see that sony has made ms poop his pants...now they are backpedaling...
I don't mind the occasional Online Pass for 3rd party games. It's still much better than Microsoft's policy. Definitely buying a PS4.
So it's just as he said last night, they are continuing the model they currently have on PS3...
Works for me!
This move has to make Gamestop happy - always felt they were pro-Microsoft (along with GI to an extent).
Sony's press conference was everything I wanted to hear and then some, I've been with them since the original Playstation and not about to jump ship now.
Sony kept it classy and won the day, excellent business strategy and learned from every mistake they made with the PS3 ESPECIALLY the pricing.
Good. Very good. I'm liking the fact that Sony seems to know what we want and how we feel about these issues. Way to go Sony!
Sony is doing great regarding the PS4 so far
Not surprising but I am glad they aren't stopping me from loaning my games to friends.
Online passes are a norm nowadays. PS4 has already won everything. They even have me holding off on upgrading my PC just so I can get the PS4.
Online Passes weren't too much of a problem, if anything, some of them would give you some benefits. But, what Money$oft is doing is completely taking away the consumers rights (trading in something you purchased, lending something YOU bought to a friend, etc.)
As I've said, MicroSh*t lost the Console War.
Well darn. Better luck on that then.
If this were a mortal Kombat game the announcer would say to Sony FINISH HIM!
Terrific news. It is, however, a matter of time until the developers themselves make multi-player a fee riddled nightmare, but at least Sony's keeping their respect for gamers. Can't argue with the $400 price tag either.