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Not so fast, vaquero. While Sony was cheered in heroic fashion for proclaiming that used games would be free and clear to operate on the PlayStation 4, it appears that the reality is actually a bit more complicated. Sony America CEO Jack Tretton has made clear today that while first-party titles will fit in with yesterday's "hands-off" approach, third-party publishers will be allowed to throw some curveballs.

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"There's gonna be free-to-play, there's gonna be every potential business model on there, and again, that's up to their relationship with the consumer, what do they think is going to put them in the best fit. We're not going to dictate that, we're gonna give them a platform to publish on. The DRM decision is going to have to be answered by the third parties, it's not something we're going to control, or dictate, or mandate, or implement."

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SOoooo, its basically the exact same thing they said from the PS4 reveal months ago and nothing has changed at all.

And the same that MS said, in terms of the software creators choosing?

Back to square one then.

No DRM, except for the places where you may find DRM.
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SOoooo, its basically the exact same thing they said from the PS4 reveal months ago and nothing has changed at all.

And the same that MS said, in terms of the software creators choosing?

Back to square one then.

No DRM, except for the places where you may find DRM.

I can't see why they'd now go and make a game and be like "we're gonna put DRM for our game", when they KNOW how much people loved the idea of no DRM on the PS4.
    
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SOoooo, its basically the exact same thing they said from the PS4 reveal months ago and nothing has changed at all.

And the same that MS said, in terms of the software creators choosing?

Back to square one then.

No DRM, except for the places where you may find DRM.

You guys do realize that this is the same system thats currently on the PS3 and XBOX 360 right? Nothing has changed for the PS4 unlike the xbone.
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You guys do realize that this is the same system thats currently on the PS3 and XBOX 360 right? Nothing has changed for the PS4 unlike the xbone.

Exactly since there is no Always online stuff.

The worst they can do is do that Online pass DRM that EA used to do.

Its the same way it has been the past 7 years of Xbox 360 and PS3
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You guys do realize that this is the same system thats currently on the PS3 and XBOX 360 right? Nothing has changed for the PS4 unlike the xbone.

This. At least we can blame developers on this.

Sure Microsoft is letting developers decide on going with the strategy, but you damn know as developers you would LOVE Microsoft's agenda. So thanks to Microsoft, your games are going to have even more DRM...
    
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Well, you can really vote with your wallet then if the publisher decided to screw ya over with their own DRM scheme.
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It's the exact same system as PS3, also, the PS4 was designed to have games play offline as an option. So, Draconian DRM is not an option.

Also, the PS4 is region-free, while the microbox is region-locked.

You'll be able to get your games for $10 overseas. BOOM.
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Sony isn't forcing DRM down any of their customers throats; Microsoft is. That's the point, that's why people were upset.

With the PS4, you can choose not to support DRM practices.
 
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SOoooo, its basically the exact same thing they said from the PS4 reveal months ago and nothing has changed at all.

And the same that MS said, in terms of the software creators choosing?

Back to square one then.

No DRM, except for the places where you may find DRM.
That news is about a month old now...
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Sony isn't forcing DRM down any of their customers throats; Microsoft is. That's the point, that's why people were upset.

With the PS4, you can choose not to support DRM practices.

Microsoft isn't since they say developers can opt-out, but everyone knows a developer is stupid to opt-out, then we get the DRM resale market.
    
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