PlayStation 4 and Third-Parties

Sony's stance on used games

By Grayshadow, Posted 12 Jun 2013

Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, told GameTrailers about Sony's stance on used games. Sony clarified the matter at their conference and personal video but did leave did say about leaving things up to the publishers.

"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."

This means that licenses, DRM, and other new restrictions are not going to be in play at all the PlayStation 4 or Sony products, but online passes and used game policies are left to the publisher.


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Platform(s): PS3, Vita
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
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Release Date: 2013-11-15

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