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Sony confirms PS4 will support secondhand games

Sony confirms PS4 will support secondhand games

The PS4 looks remarkably like the Xbox One but will work very differently.

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 won't require online activation for its games and will support users selling on and lending their games.

The news will further fuel the backlash against Microsoft and the Xbox One, which the company has confirmed will allow developers/publishers to require regular online activation and restrict reuse of games. With Microsoft having also set the price for the Xbox One at a relatively high £429, the stage is set for Sony to gain the upper hand at the initial launch of these two next-gen consoles, if it prices its device sensibly.

Sony made the announcement towards the end of its press conference at the E3 games expo in Los Angeles where it also revealed the hardware design of the PS4 for the first time. The new console has a very similar style to the Xbox One with a mixed glossy/matt black plastic chassis that is very angular.

The company also showed the first in-game footage from the highly anticipated game Destiny, which is being developed by Halo creators Bungie.

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Pliqu3011 11th June 2013, 08:10 Quote
I think Sony was actually planning to include their own DRM, but were clever enough to watch what Microsoft did, saw the huge backlash, and decided not to.
BlackMage23 11th June 2013, 09:46 Quote
I have to agree with you there. Sony did have some patents that suggested that they would stop used games, but at least they are smart enough to listen to their customers.

I think Microsoft are gonna have to do a massive U turn on this or people are just gonna go for PS4.
People will buy the Xbox, but I can't see it outselling the PS4 at this point in time.
runadumb 11th June 2013, 10:23 Quote
Sony were very smart here. We are nearing a digital only future so in time this problem will solve itself. Why muddy the waters now?
sandys 11th June 2013, 10:43 Quote
I like there used game instructional video for PS4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kWSIFh8ICaA
rollo 11th June 2013, 11:11 Quote
I do love there video lol.
Snips 11th June 2013, 11:45 Quote
How do I get games on Vita again? and Fony aren't going to do the same thing on PSBore? Really? Good luck with that one.
the-beast 11th June 2013, 12:52 Quote
Wonder what the likelihood of Steam removing all DRM and allowing used game sales?
lacuna 11th June 2013, 13:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Snips
How do I get games on Vita again? and Fony aren't going to do the same thing on PSBore? Really? Good luck with that one.

Not quite sure what you are getting at here. At least 90% of my PS3 games are downloaded from playstation network now and that works perfectly.
Pliqu3011 11th June 2013, 13:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by the-beast
Wonder what the likelihood of Steam removing all DRM and allowing used game sales?

Remove all DRM? I think that's not going to happen.
But once the EU gets behind it, I think it is likely that at some point Steam will have to allow second-hand game sales.
sandys 11th June 2013, 13:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by lacuna
Not quite sure what you are getting at here. At least 90% of my PS3 games are downloaded from playstation network now and that works perfectly.

I'm still confused as mine came from amazon?
leexgx 11th June 2013, 15:21 Quote
unless its an EA game as most EA games have a one time use code for net play if you share it you need to part with I think £10 to get a new key as its tied to the ps3 account
RedFlames 11th June 2013, 15:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by leexgx
unless its an EA game as most EA games have a one time use code for net play if you share it you need to part with I think £10 to get a new key as its tied to the ps3 account

EA are dropping the online pass from their new games... but it doesn't stop other companies doing it...
exceededgoku 11th June 2013, 16:12 Quote
Did noone else notice the bit about "REGION-FREE", that's the biggest news in this article. Means we can finally get all those Japanese games that they hoard like oil from us!
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