"No DRM" Campaign Continues, Phase 2 Starts This Week
Gamers are standing up and saying "no" to DRM for the next-generation consoles.
It started after rumors that Microsoft's Xbox One would include DRM for used games, which generated more rumors that Sony might do the same thing with the PlayStation 4. And the campaign just keeps rolling along and gaining steam.
It began in the NeoGAF forums and now has its own website. Thus far, the movement has already garnered over 175 media mentions in 20 different languages, and "Phase 2" begins Wednesday, June 5 at 8 a.m. EST. This campaign includes both Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. However, the good news is that according to CinemaBlend, we missed something critical from Sony game boss Shuhei Yoshida...
As you can see, there will be no used game DRM for the PS4. And as a brief summary: The PS4 doesn't have to be online to play games offline, there will be no registration fees, pay-walls or Internet registration required for pre-owned games, and you will always have multiple purchase options. However, third-parties can still implement DRM plans, so it's important to remain vigilant throughout the year.
Nobody wants DRM. It's basically that simple.
6/3/2013 10:52:30 AM Ben Dutka