In a interview just done on GameTrailers.com, Jack Tretton has made a bit of a clarification in regarding to their used game policy. While Tretton confirms it is no problem on first party titles, he goes on to say that ultimately it’s up to the publisher whether or not there is some type of DRM for their game.
“Well, I mean, we create the platform, we’ve certainly stated that our first-party games are not going to be doing that, but we welcome publishers and their business models to our platform,” Tretton said. “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,” Tretton added.
While it doesn’t check every 24 hours like the Xbox One, Sony was a little sparse on their policy last night at the presser. If publishers want to do an online authentication it will be done by the publisher itself, not part of the system like Xbox One.
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