By Prarthito Maity email: email@example.com | Feb 21, 2013 07:24 AM EST
The PlayStation 4 has already been made official by Sony, but that, as it seems, is not the only good news, as far as old PlayStation users with their own favorites are concerned.
Per reports, Sony has confirmed that the company will not block used games, or will not block users from playing second-hand games on the newly revealed console.
In response to a question by Eurogamer, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios has confirmed the information although there was no mention of this in the company's presentation while introducing the new PlayStation 4.
When asked if the new console would block users from playing used games, Yoshida asked back if the users really want that. “No, I said. I think, if you buy something on a disc, that you have a kind of moral contract with the person you've bought it from that you retain some of that value and you can pass it on,” Tom Bramwell of Eurogamer replied.
Yoshida agreed to the reply by adding: "Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers. They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."
The question of whether they can use used games on the new console was on everybody’s mind after a previous rumor started flowing in March last year whether or not Sony would implement a system to block users from playing second-hand games on the console.
At that time, it was reported that PS4 games “will be available as either Blu-ray discs or PSN downloads, but even in the former category of physical media, Orbis is apparently locking titles to PSN accounts so as to lock down on the used game market.”
This meant that backwards compatibility was out of the picture, with Microsoft also trying to apply the same on its upcoming, next generation Xbox console.
“Interestingly, I also spoke to a Sony source elsewhere at the event this evening who told me that the anti used-game patent discovered last month was actually nothing to do with PlayStation 4 at all,” Eurogamer added.
“The patent suggested that discs would come branded with a contactless tag that could be recognised and read by your console, which would then bind it to you and prevent you from selling it on.”
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