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Sony Addresses Used Game Sales For PS4

by Jeff Cork on Feb 21, 2013 at 04:37 AM

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.