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E3: Sony’s Jack Tretton confirms DRM up to publishers

Sony made a big splash at their PS4 conference about used games suppot but something weird has happened the very next day. Jack Tretton was being interviewed by Geoff Keighly on GT TV and he said that used games are up to third party publishers.

So does this mean Jack Tretton lied about everything yesterday? Not neccessarily, first-party titles would be fine so no cause for concern there but the PS4’s promise of supporting used games sounds like everyone involved should be supported. Here’s a quote:

“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,”

While lending games and DRM policies might not be totally in place, third-parties will have some control over their games with regards to DRM. Could lead to more online passes and such. But it’s something that’s a bit iffy to hear but let’s not get our pitchforks out entirely just yet.

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via Polygon

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