The PlayStation 4 has finally been officially revealed, and much of what we previously speculated on turned out to be true, except whether or not the PS4 would block used games.
After the PS4 reveal event, Sony Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, seemed to close the matter by stating that, no, the PS4 would not block used games. The authority of his statement, however, was short lived, as many other Sony employees made less-committed statements.
Computer And Video Games managed to talk to Sony’s Worldwide Studios VP Michael Denny and press the issue some more:
“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.
At this moment in time the announcements have been about our philosophy and vision for PlayStation 4, our motivation to put the gamer at the heart of it and why we’ve got the development community on it.
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.”
CVG continued its full-court press on the issue and got as close to an answer as it seems we are going to get:
“It’s not something that I feel I have any further announcement or comment to make on, other than to acknowledge with you that it’s a massively important issue and of course we are going to do the right thing.”
How do you feel about Sony blocking used games, or not?