Will play pre-owned content

A beaming Jack Tretton took great pleasure in revealing that the PlayStation 4 will not block used games during Sony’s E3 press conference earlier today. In a dig at Microsoft’s confusing and restrictive policies for the Xbox One, the SCEA executive explained in detail that you’ll be able to sell, trade, and rent disc-based titles on the next generation console as you please. It’s incredible that we’ve reached a point where this is a selling point, but there you go.

Unlike its competitor’s machine, the system will also function without being connected to the Internet. However, the platform holder did note that you’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription if you want to play games online. That’s a bit disappointing, but as long as the premium membership continues to offer great free content, then we’re sure that we’ll get over it.