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Sony Employees Respond to PlayStation 4 DRM & PS4 Used Games


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87w ago - Following up on their previous confirmation that the PlayStation 4 / PS4 console won't block used games, some top Sony employees have also responded to the [Register or Login to view links] movement (hashtags #PS4NoDRM and #PS4USEDGAMES) to accept used video games and remove DRM (digital rights management) protection from them.

The movement started (via neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=568033) with the intended goal being to convince Sony not to take the same route as Microsoft with the PS4. They also want people to tell Sony that the PlayStation 4 should be region free and have free online play.

Below are some excerpts from some high-ranking Sony staffers revealing that the company is listening to consumers and gamers alike, as follows:

John Koller, the head of Sony Hardware Marketing commented (twitter.com/jpkoller): This is why I love PlayStation fans- the passion bucket overflows #playstation

While Nick Accordino, an SCEA producer, added (twitter.com/Nikoro): Humbled by the outpouring of passionate PlayStation fans and their willingness to talk to us directly. Please know that we hear you. <3

PlayStation Software Product Development Head Scott Rohde has also chimed in (twitter.com/RohdeScott): I love passionate #PlayStation Fans!!

Finally, Sony senior business development manager Shadid Kamal Ahmed joined the discussion saying (twitter.com/shahidkamal): To all the fans, with a special mention to GAFfers, I *love* your passion. It convinces me that the path I chose 31 years ago was right.

While the Tweets above belong to the personal accounts of Sony employees rather than the official PlayStation Twitter the high level staff at the company involved in the PS4 are no doubt aware of what's going on.




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#16 - roku1234 - 85w ago
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Not sure if this is the right thread for this post, but why is there a 4th PlayStation console?

#15 - Agret - 86w ago
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Just put your profile on a USB memory stick and sign on as yourself and you won't encounter any issues.

#14 - elser1 - 86w ago
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i don't like used games either .i buy 95% new. but i do sell mine too in 100% perfect condition apart from the shrink wrap is gone lol

don't really care either way. i'll only be buying a few "proven good" games for ps4 and sold all my ps3 games already.

#13 - SwordOfWar - 86w ago
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To be honest I don't even buy used games. Why? Because gamestop will sell you a used game for 5$ less than a brand new one and it will have chicken grease and scratches on it and you will be lucky if the manual is in good condition or there at all.

I'm picky about the condition of my games, especially since dirty or damaged discs can damage the system's laser.

I know the market is big for used games since people are looking anywhere they can to save money, but if I can afford it I'll always buy new anyway.

Oh, and I'm still against online code or other fees from a used game. Mainly because I like the idea of physically going to a friend's house and playing one of my co-op games with them in person. It beats this age of "online-only if you want multiplayer" gaming market these days. Long gone are the days where people actually got together to enjoy games together, and that feeling gets lost over the internet.

#12 - kal727 - 86w ago
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It's an interesting position Sony is in. They get to react to the response Microsoft received from the new Xbox. Regardless, this generation or not the, future for reselling games looks bleak.

#11 - h82skate1968 - 86w ago
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Hopefully Sony is really listening. We will see.

#10 - imranulferdoues - 87w ago
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If Sony follows this, than it will help many mid-class family gamers to continue gaming even if the console never get hacked.

We might have also a plus point as here in our country some of my known buddies & brothers rent games which can easily be borrowed anytime for 7-15 days or in some case a month.

#9 - Linx86 - 87w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by StanSmith View Post
As its x86 (32bit btw not 64bit like PCs) then it'll be easier to hack I'm guessing so a CFW for PS4 shouldn't be as long to make like the PS3 took.

It's already been confirmed that the PS4's Jaguar CPU has an x64 extension.

#8 - anulu82 - 87w ago
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I can only laugh... Everyone has forgot what Sony did to you/us at the account theft? Lots of you growln then "ignore $ony! i will never buy anything from them!", ... And now? look at the percentages how many ppl want a PS4 and how many a One.

Are you absolutely sure that Sony will not remove features again? Or will not introduce any DRM on re-selled games? Come on, guys! Do you still believe to Sony? Are you joking?

#7 - leon315 - 87w ago
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it's fine that Pony's not going to block used games, but both M$ and Pony will have everybody to purchase a online code for another additional cost.

Just like Martini says: NO CODE, NO PARTY !!!

 

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