Following Sony’s E3 conference, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4′s used game restrictions will be up to third-party publishers. Speaking on GTTV, Sony’s Jack Tretton stated, “The DRM decision for third-party games will be up to publishers.”
This means that the PS4 will not impose any new restrictions to used games, but will still include the option for developers to use online-passes and other means available on the current generation of consoles.
This is a business model that differs from Microsoft’s slightly more strict used game restrictions.
Tretton also stated: “We create the platform. We’ve certainly stated with our first party games, we’re not going to be doing that. But we welcome publishers and their business models to our platforms. There’s going to be free-to-play; there’s going to be every potential business model on there and again that’s up to their relationship with the consumer and what they think…
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