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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Thats one of the reasons I switch to PS 4 now. I hate being limited plus always online no way
Way better than the hassle one will get with the DRM.
If developers know what's good for them they won't use online passes. Sony realizes this, which is why the first-party games they publish won't use them. Good move.
I really hope that Microsoft somehow changes their mind about the used/borrowed game policy. It's bad for the customer and by extension bad for the company.
Good to clarify but it still scares me that its up to the developers. So EA will probably use it.
Sony = win.