It’s the news that everybody has been waiting on from this E3. What is Sony’s official stance on the used game market and enforced online connections, all in order to prevent piracy.
Well, during their press conference, Sony blew everyone away when they revealed that there would be absolutely no DRM stopping you from trading games or buying used games. Nor will it enforce that you connect to the internet once every 24 hours, like the Xbox One.
This stance that supports the players and users is a great one for Sony to have. Whilst it does give pirates more freedom, it also stops oppressing the player who isn’t trying to use the console for illegal activities.
All players are welcome and nobody is punished for the actions of more unscrupulous folk. This rewards so much more of the market and will attract so many customers.
“When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to use that disc, resell it, lend it to a friend or keep it forever,”
Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony, confirmed the news on stage at E3 and was met with resounding applause and cheering from the crowd, who continued to applause him as he confirmed more and more details about the lack of DRM.
This sets a very somber mood for the console market now, as many users are expected to support the PlayStation 4 rather than the Xbox One. If there is going to be a console war, I expect it to be pretty one-sided this time.