Used Game Issue: Sony Swears To "Do The Right Thing"
While it had been rumored that the next-gen consoles would block used games, we have learned that the PS4 will indeed play pre-owned software.
Things may change in the future but no matter what happens, Sony Worldwide Studios vice president Michael Denny told CVG that the company will "do the right thing."
"It's a massively important issue and I understand why it's one that keeps coming up and will keep coming up, because people want to know what the exact stance is. In relation to points like that, of course we're mindful of what the game development community wants and what the wider industry issues are with those things. I think in good time that will become clearer."
Denny didn't get any more specific about the future, as he said he can't make "any further announcement or comment." But he says Sony does understand that it's a critical issue for gamers, so that definitely will be taken into account. There's a possibility that users will still have to pay to activate a pre-owned game, but Sony hasn't issued any concrete plans just yet. We can sense consumers tensing right now...
2/26/2013 10:43:27 AM Ben Dutka