PS4 'won't impose any new restrictions on your use of PS4 game discs'

"We are equally focused on delivering what gamers want most... without imposing restrictions or devaluing their PS4 purchases."

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"We are equally focused on delivering what gamers want most... without imposing restrictions or devaluing their PS4 purchases," Jack Tretton said at its E3 press conference, pointing out that PS4 will work exactly as PS3 did, with no online checks and no restrictions on what you do with your game disc. "PS4 disc based games don't need to be connected online to play or for any type of identification," he said, a direct jab at Microsoft's policies.

"If you enjoy single-player games offline, PS4 won't require you to 'check in' online periodically," he added. Xbox One, on the other hand, requires online authentication every 24 hours.

There was a lot of applause.

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    June 10, 2013 7:42 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PS4 'won't impose any new restrictions on your use of PS4 game discs'.

    "We are equally focused on delivering what gamers want most... without imposing restrictions or devaluing their PS4 purchases."

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      June 10, 2013 7:48 PM

      Playstation 4 wins. Fatality.

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        June 10, 2013 7:50 PM

        Signed, sealed, delivered.

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        June 10, 2013 8:19 PM

        Get it right,it's was a Brutality.

        I could hear the daggers being plunged into the gut of the XBox One as soon and they announced this.

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        June 10, 2013 8:24 PM

        c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-combo breaker! sorry KI3.

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        June 10, 2013 8:48 PM

        Well, until Microsoft releases a firmware update that removes all the silly DRM.

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      June 10, 2013 7:52 PM

      It will be hard to part with the simulation realism of forza and move to arcade racer gran tourismo, but microsoft certainly are making it easier.

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      June 10, 2013 7:52 PM

      Thank god! Sorry MS, it was fun while it lasted!

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      June 10, 2013 7:56 PM

      Well, if they say that the new camera isn't compulsory, then we wont have lost anything in the new generation.

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      June 10, 2013 7:59 PM

      Yay! bye bye Microprism

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      June 10, 2013 8:02 PM

      I love xbox, but they really nailed it home for me with restricting game resales on ebay etc. the 24 hour limit isnt a big deal for me, but Sony will be my day 1 purchase for the first time.

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      June 10, 2013 8:02 PM

      Sony finally grew a brain! I keep expecting them to announce something really dumb like 'people should be happy to pay $799 for the PS4!'.

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      June 10, 2013 8:02 PM

      Updated with a highly instructional how-to used games video.

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      June 10, 2013 8:12 PM

      Sony did it right, but not a big deal for me personally as I rarely buy or sell used games.

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        June 10, 2013 8:51 PM

        I don't buy or sell used either, but I'm still going to support the company that doesn't treat it's customers like criminals.

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      June 10, 2013 8:50 PM

      how do i trade the games that i purchase digitally???

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      June 10, 2013 8:51 PM

      now, how are they going to handle a publisher that would like to impose restrictions on a specific title?

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        June 10, 2013 8:52 PM

        They don't. The publisher will release the game anyway because they want to sell to PS4 owners.

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          June 10, 2013 8:55 PM

          so has it been fully disclosed whether or not a publisher can impose any sort of resell / authentication restrictions on particular titles?

          it probably sounds like i'm desperately searching for some chink in the armor...i'm not. i'm just familiar with corporate doublespeak and press conferences and when they say "we will not impose any new restrictions" i want them to also say what the policy will be for devs like ubisoft who love authentication servers and would love to restrict used sales.

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          June 10, 2013 8:57 PM

          And hopefully the preorders are a lot higher for PS4 so that publishers are more willing to support it. Without motion controls.

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          June 10, 2013 9:08 PM

          EA already showed they have no trouble implementing their own system for getting money from used games this generation

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            June 10, 2013 9:41 PM

            Didn't they recently stop doing that?

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              June 10, 2013 9:44 PM

              http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/15/ea-online-pass-ends/

              Reseburg added that "many players didn't respond to the format," despite EA going on record months after instituting Online Passes, reporting it had not seen a "significant" backlash. "We've listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward."

              I think MS has made a huge mistake.

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        June 11, 2013 1:44 AM

        I assume they could just build multiplayer requirements into their game if they really wanted to be a dick about it

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      June 10, 2013 9:22 PM

      Sony won't, but EA and Activision will.

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      June 10, 2013 9:25 PM

      Sony has such a broad, successful range of 1st party developers now, it's a win/win scenario for them to be lenient about used sales. Each great game you loan to your buddy will still need a PS4 to run and if a potential customer knows he can stock up on a pile of games easily, it'll only make him more willing to spring for the hardware.

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        June 10, 2013 9:28 PM

        Microsoft's biggest miscalculation was to get out of the 1st party development biz to the extent they did, although Sony was always going to have a leg up over MS when it came to general entertainment industry savvy.

        When the PS3 exclusives united the interest of all the different factions of gamer and excited the reviewers as well, that was the tipping point.

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        June 10, 2013 9:32 PM

        Sony has done an amazing job of nurturing and developing (lol) their in house developers over the past 20 years - they did amazing work on the PS3 and will probably do even better next gen.

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          June 10, 2013 10:31 PM

          Sony's come a long way this gen in figuring out just the right formula for a blockbuster game that interests all the different segments of the gaming population and even spills over into general interest a bit. That last part is what's really going to grow in the coming years. Lots of people who don't play games at all heard about Journey and The Last of Us, although whether it got them to run out and buy a PS3 is doubtful. This time around, I think the chances are a bit higher that a wider population may spring for a console out of curiosity - it'll just take one serious cross-over to bust through.

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      June 10, 2013 10:12 PM

      My new hero is Jack Trenton I bet he feels like a boss right about now.

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      June 10, 2013 10:31 PM

      So, does this mean that I have to juggle discs this whole generation also?

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        June 10, 2013 10:38 PM

        no

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        June 10, 2013 10:38 PM

        nope, you can just buy the games digitally if you don't like discs

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        June 10, 2013 10:39 PM

        every ps4 and xbox one game will be downloadable

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      June 10, 2013 10:40 PM

      Used games an no drm! Lady Labia is shitting her bed!