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Yoshida: PS4 Will Not Block Used Games

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Matt Gardner
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Yoshida: PS4 Will Not Block Used Games

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has suggested that the upcoming next-gen console from Sony will not render used games unplayable.

"[The general expectation by consumers is], they purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation," Yoshida told Eurogamer.

Pressed further by the site's editor Tom Bramwell, Yoshida checked with his advisor for the party line before stating, ""So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?"

We reckon that's fine, Shuhei; and rather dandy too.

Of course, Sony have incorporated the use of online passcodes into their first-party games for PS3, so there's perhaps no reason to suspect that might change, but we'll have to wait and see.

 

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ewen1605  Feb. 21, 2013 at 14:59

If you actually read the Eurogamer article, the interviewer only asks Yoshida about PlayStation 4 games, which we assume will still be available on optical media.

They have already confirmed that the PS4 will not natively be backwards compatible with PS3 games, but will instead stream PS1/PS2/PS3 games over a cloud service (thanks to Sony's acquisition of Gaikai). There has been no mention of how this will work with new and used games - do we have to register each game with our console's cloud service and add them to our account? What happens if we then sell the game on?

r3tract  Feb. 21, 2013 at 23:38

If you actually read the Eurogamer article, the interviewer only asks Yoshida about PlayStation 4 games, which we assume will still be available on optical media.

They have already confirmed that the PS4 will not natively be backwards compatible with PS3 games, but will instead stream PS1/PS2/PS3 games over a cloud service (thanks to Sony's acquisition of Gaikai). There has been no mention of how this will work with new and used games - do we have to register each game with our console's cloud service and add them to our account? What happens if we then sell the game on?


You won't register a physical disk. You will only have backwards comparability for:

A) PS3/PS2/PS1 games you've already purchased the digital copies of

or

B) Any new purchases of PS3/PS2/PS1 games to use on the Gaikai service.

You will have to buy the digital copy even if you already a physical copy if you want to play it on PS4.

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