Microsoft may have attracted even more ire this weekend by banning a pre-release Xbox One, but Sony has confirmed that it won’t be following suit. In the Redmond-based manufacturer’s defence, it has said that it will reverse the block nearer to launch, but the Japanese giant has promised that you won’t have any similar issues with the PlayStation 4 should you snag it ahead of its release date.

“If for some reason the console is received before 29th November in Europe and [I] connect to the Internet, will Sony ban me?” one worried consumer asked Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter. “No,” the likeable executive directly responded.

Of course, you won’t be able to do much with the pre-release console unless its previously announced day-one patch is already available to download. While games will run without the firmware, you’ll need to install the update to unlock access to video sharing functionality, Remote Play, and much more. Still, it's nice to know that the platform holder won't penalise anyone for getting their hands on the device early.