After the massive reveal of what we know about the PlayStation 4, we should also add that, according to Sony, their new console WILL play pre-owned games.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony prez Shuhei Yoshida finally commented on the rumors that their next-gen machine would be adopting a console locking system. Rumors that both Sony and Microsoft were toying with the banning of pre-owned games have been floating around for some time, and it's good to finally see the rumors addressed.
"Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers," said Yoshida, when confronted with the idea that users have a right to own the disc that they've purchased. "They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."
Eurogamer, seeking further clarification and hoping not to lose anything in translation, pressed Yoshida. Yoshida offered a terse reply via his translator.
"So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?"
It's awesome, Mr Yoshida. And it's the sound of an entire legion of gamers not boycotting your new system. That's how it is.
No word yet on a counter response from Microsoft and whether they plan to adopt the game freezing technology in their new console. They were rumored to be putzing around with the same bad idea. Chances are they're abandoning that idea faster than a plague blanket on the Trail of Tears. Let us know what you think of the new news.