Don't Worry, PlayStation 4 Won't Block Used Games
Posted by Sammy Barker
Well, of course not
We told you so. Despite strong speculation prior to the platform’s announcement, Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 will not block used games. Chatting with our allies over at Eurogamer.net, Sony’s likeable executive Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the tidbit, explaining that consumers expect to be able to resell content that they’ve purchased in physical form.
Apparently, the anti-used game patent that surfaced last month had nothing to do with the manufacturer’s next generation system at all. The registration inferred that discs would ship branded with a contactless tag, binding them to the first console that they’re placed inside, and subsequently blocking them from being sold on.
But the details are immaterial, because it’s absolutely not happening. Well, unless the platform holder decides to change its mind between now and Christmas, anyway.