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PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby Stan_Goodspeed » 21 Feb 2013, 10:49

Great, puts all this debate to rest. If Sony doesn't enforce it, MS surely won't either.
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PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby fatgangsta » 21 Feb 2013, 10:51

If that's the case then that's at least a half way solution the second hand gaming from the Developers point of view and in my view it's alot better than what it could of been so thank god for that
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby TykerD3 » 21 Feb 2013, 10:53

Lets Hope MS don't either. What about Backwards compatible?
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby rhyfel » 21 Feb 2013, 11:01

i own a 360 and a ps3 but i have decided to buy only one next gen console and its going to be sony's new machine that sits under my telly, i can't be arsed with microsofts bullshit any more, and going by the ps4s specs microsoft will have to pull a blinder to beat sony's effort and does anybody really want kinect 2.0? i know i don't.
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby richomack360 » 21 Feb 2013, 11:21

rhyfel wrote:i own a 360 and a ps3 but i have decided to buy only one next gen console and its going to be sony's new machine that sits under my telly, i can't be arsed with microsofts bullshit any more, and going by the ps4s specs microsoft will have to pull a blinder to beat sony's effort and does anybody really want kinect 2.0? i know i don't.


Same, but i will decide what I have depending on what MS say - and crucially if their machine forces me to use some crap camera attachment
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby Bambis Dad » 21 Feb 2013, 11:26

Like Richo I think we all need to wait and see what MS will present. If it is Kinect centric then I'll give it a miss, but if it comes with a Pukka Pie then I'm in.
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby superfruit » 21 Feb 2013, 11:28

No doubt this is something Sony could change it's mind on at any point with a future firmware update, but for the moment I'm tentatively buying this over the Xbox if they enforce a pre-owned ban.
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby StonecoldMC » 21 Feb 2013, 11:36

If Sony don't go with a block on pre owned games then it would be commercial suicide for MS to do it.

Good news me thinks?
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby Bambis Dad » 21 Feb 2013, 11:40

StonecoldMC wrote:If Sony don't go with a block on pre owned games then it would be commercial suicide for MS to do it.

Good news me thinks?

There is the argument that the devs will support whichever company implements this. If I was at Sony I'd have stayed schtum until MS made their announcement. Sony will suffer a PR disaster if they go back on this.
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby RustySpoon80 » 21 Feb 2013, 11:43

TykerD3 wrote:Lets Hope MS don't either. What about Backwards compatible?


No backwards compatibility from the console as they're completely different architectures. Gaikai will provide any form of BC the Sony offer. There's possibilities for all PS 1,2,3 (and going forward 4,5,6) to be on the cloud. I know a lot of people wont like that, but I'll be playing PS4 games. I have a 40mbs fibre line so hopefully will be ok with the streaming.
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby biron_w » 21 Feb 2013, 11:49

There's now way publishers would shun a system because it allows people to play used games while the other system doesn't. They'd end up losing far too much money.
Most likely publishers will continue with this Online Pass business. Which i've honestly not got a problem with.
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby billysastard » 21 Feb 2013, 11:51

remember when a sony exec said they would continue to support other os on the phat ps3's and then 2 weeks later they removed it or crippled your system?

if they don't mind taking a dump on their 20m early adopters / biggest fans then i'm pretty sure they would have no problem adding such a "feature" at some later point, sony are after all one of the greedy scum who use online passes that already prevent retail buyers from doing exactly what he says (and knows) they want.
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby FishyGinger » 21 Feb 2013, 11:54

Bambis Dad wrote:
StonecoldMC wrote:If Sony don't go with a block on pre owned games then it would be commercial suicide for MS to do it.

Good news me thinks?

There is the argument that the devs will support whichever company implements this. If I was at Sony I'd have stayed schtum until MS made their announcement. Sony will suffer a PR disaster if they go back on this.


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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby Bambis Dad » 21 Feb 2013, 11:56

biron_w wrote:There's now way publishers would shun a system because it allows people to play used games while the other system doesn't. They'd end up losing far too much money.
Most likely publishers will continue with this Online Pass business. Which i've honestly not got a problem with.

I agree but when this was discussed a few months ago here the suggestion was brought up. I see no problem with an online pass, even if only to keep the devs happy. When I buy an older game I'll look at how much I can get it for second hand with an online pass versus first hand prices.

The thing to remember was the PS1, PS2 and PS3 all promised what they failed to deliver, in the case of the PS3 removed some of the features they did deliver. Anyone trusting the word of a Sony exec probably has short term memory, what's that word....
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Re: PS4 will not block pre-owned, Sony exec confirms

Postby only_777 » 21 Feb 2013, 13:17

Your move MS....
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