In reaction to Sony’s E3 announcement of disallowing any new restrictions on game resale, used game purchases, game sharing and lack of DRMs requiring online connection, Get-Well Gamers Foundation President Ryan Sharpe joined millions of viewers and gaming community in congratulating Sony on their consumer friendly stance.
After viewing the presentation of Sony representatives and hearing their thoughts on consumers owning their purchased titles, Mr. Sharpe offer the following comments:
“From a Foundation standpoint, The PS4 does everything the Get-Well Gamers needs it to. No online checks, no used game restrictions, nothing that would keep the Foundation from donating their systems and games to all 180+ children’s hospitals the Foundation serves.
The Foundation started on the back of the PS1, in many ways, because in 2001 it was one of the more mainstream systems and when the PS2 came out they were in ready supply due to backwards compatibility while still having a large library of games. Through the PS2 and PS3 eras, Sony systems and games remained a mainstay in our inventory, and while the lack of backward compatibility is still disappointing, it’s nothing like the Xbox One restrictions that will make it impossible for us to donate Microsoft’s hardware and software to the majority of our facilities.”
Ryan Sharpe was quite vocal about his criticism of Xbox One’s vague and mixed message about online DRM, used games market and hidden costs in the last month, noting that Microsoft’s policies could severely impact the work of the organization he heads.
Get-Well Gamers Foundation is a charity that gives games to children hospitals around the world. Click here to learn more about the organization and its work.