PS4 used games won’t be restricted at all… So says the rumor. The extreme XboxOne Used Games backlash Microsoft is facing over it’s XboxOne system and the fact that Microsoft wants to restructure and restrict how used games for the system are bought and sold has changed Sony’s direction on Used Games. Now Sony has reportedly completely scrapped a similar system that also would have seen used games restricted on the PS4 in a similar manner to Microsoft’s XboxOne.
However following all of the negative heat and ill-will that Microsoft has built-up since the reveal of the XboxOne, Sony has reportedly completely changed course on the Used Games issue and will fully embrace being the anti-Microsoft. A decision that the company had still been mulling over up-until-now.
Take all this with a grain of salt however, as the rumor is via a post by a NeoGAF user, albeit one with a great track record of rightly predicting Sony’s next move. Does he have some insider information? He says he does, and stated the following:
NeoGAF forum post user “famousmortimer“,
“The gist of it is that Sony is listening to the backlash that Microsoft is getting and they are basing decisions off of this. I can say, for sure, that the past week’s PR nightmare for MS has not been lost on Sony and they, in fact, do have a used game ‘solution’ working and have been going back and forth for months on whether to use it. This past week is pushing them strongly into ‘Yeah, let’s not use that’ category. And Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida in particular is very open to feedback.”
This is a very interest development, and could sight the first true “bullet heard around the world” in the next-gen console war. We’ll have to wait only a short while until E3 2013 on June 11-13 to find out whether this rumor regarding the PS4 and used games is true or not.