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[vg247] PS4 will not require an always online connection and, it will not block the use of second hand titles.

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PS4 will not require an always online connection and, it will not block the use of second hand titles. This was said back in February, by Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida during a round table after the PS4 reveal. Kotaku also reported this back in February and again this week. Any DRM on used games will be left up to the publisher in question, according to Yoshida. Hope this clears everything up.


http://www.vg247.com/2013/06/01/ps4-wont-require-always-online-connection-and-wont-block-drm-yoshida/



Very good news.
Edited by Pasha1234 - 6/2/13 at 6:56am
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These guys surely know how to learn from other's mistakes smile.gif
   
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At least these guys listen to the demands of the community.
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massive 180 after xbox launch, good on them.



well atlest that is what they say now, they still have the privilege to change their service agreement at any time after you have purchased it and hold it as ransom till you sign all your rights away and agree to their terms

just hope they dont pull the PS3 stunt and ruin PSN
Edited by akromatic - 6/2/13 at 7:04am
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*Rumors circulate that next Xbox has always online. Massive backlash ensues.

MS to loyal customers: Deal with it.

*Sony's reaction: kills any doubt of PS4 requiring internet connection to run.

Sony to MS: Done. Problem?
     
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I have a feeling publishers will require some type of online activation fee for second-hand games on the PS4.
    
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Originally Posted by akromatic View Post

massive 180 after xbox launch, good on them.



well atlest that is what they say now, they still have the privilege to change their service agreement at any time after you have purchased it and hold it as ransom till you sign all your rights away and agree to their terms

just hope they dont pull the PS3 stunt and ruin PSN

I see what you did there.
    
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After how people reacted to the news about the Xbox one, Sony saw a change to score big points with the community and took it. Good for them. It seams that the PS4 is shaping up to be an all around better machine then the Xbox. Price is probably the biggest remaining question mark. If the PS4 is much more expensive then casual gamer's will be more inclined to go for a Xbox or Wii U.
    
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Any DRM on used games will be left up to the publisher in question

So how does this change anything really? The ability to enforce a "no used games" or "pay to re-license" policy is still in place and the choice is left up to the developers to use it or not. Surely some will and some won't. What do you think EA and the like will do?
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