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http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/11/e3-2013-ps4-used-game-restrictions-up-to-publishers

Sony has confirmed that the digital rights management of PlayStation 4 software will be up to third-party publishers. Speaking on GTTV, Sony's Jack Tretton stated, "The DRM decision for third-party games will be up to publishers."

A bit of a blow, no? Looks like things aren't quite so clean-cut as we thought. I stress also that, by the sounds of it right now at least, it will be no different to the system currently in place for the PS3. But with the Xbone having it as the norm, I personally expect more publishers will embrace the concept.

Apologies for confusion.



 

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So basically anything EA and Activision makes



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Same as the PS3. The question is whether actually using DRM becomes industry standard thanks to the Xbone. (Probably.)



Conegamer said:

A bit of a blow, no? Looks like things aren't quite so clean-cut as we thought.

No. Because this isn't really news. They've long said it will be up to the publishers but that they, themselves, would impose no sort of DRM. Thus, it's not news at all.

'Sides, it's the same function as on PS3. 



                                                                                                                                            

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Actually he said "up to publishers and their relationship to their customers".



And so the Internet Rage begins. Double speak anyone?

 

EDIT: So same as the way it is for PS3. Just seems to be getting closer and closer to across the board DRM in the future as Digital becomes the norm. Still I bet Nintendo will be the last to go along :)




CGI-Quality said:
Conegamer said:

A bit of a blow, no? Looks like things aren't quite so clean-cut as we thought.

No. Because this isn't really news. They've long said it will be up to the publishers but that they, themselves, would impose no sort of DRM. Thus, it's not news at all.

'Sides, it's the same function as on PS3. 

My concern is that, unlike with the PS3, as it's a standard on the Xbone it'd just be easier to copy it across to the PS4. I expect EA and a few others to do this. Others may then follow suit.



 

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Conegamer said:

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/11/e3-2013-ps4-used-game-restrictions-up-to-publishers

Sony has confirmed that the digital rights management of PlayStation 4 software will be up to third-party publishers. Speaking on GTTV, Sony's Jack Tretton stated, "The DRM decision for third-party games will be up to publishers."

A bit of a blow, no? Looks like things aren't quite so clean-cut as we thought.

Eh, how is Sony supposed to do anything about that?

If Ea wants to ship a code with a game and say, "you can't plya multiplayer without this code or an online pass", sony really can't really say no without reprogramming the game lol. All a company needs to exert DRM on the user is an internet connection and lines of code.



Ari_Gold said:
Reading comprehension. Only for Downloadable games.


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Isn't that how it always was with PS3 anyway?



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