Sony reconsidering used games DRM following Xbox One reveal – rumour

Monday, 27 May 2013 04:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

File this one very firmly in the “some guy on the Internet said” category, but this weekend’s hot gossip is that Sony is going to bin plans for a used games DRM system following the Internet’s unhappy reaction to news of a similar scheme for the Xbox One.

The not so farfetched suggestion that Sony might employ a similar system to that announced for the Xbox One arose from a comment made by Geoff Keighley in an episode of Bonus Round, in which he said he had heard that Sony might pursue the same course.

Shortly thereafter, famousmortimer, NeoGAF poster whose Sony predictions have in the past been perfectly correct, said Keighley’s comment is accurate but out of date.

“The gist of it is that Sony is listening to the backlash that Microsoft is getting and they are basing decisions off of this,” they explained in another post.

“I can say, for sure, that the past week’s PR nightmare for MS has not been lost on Sony and they, in fact, do have a used game ‘solution’ working and have been going back and forth for months on whether to use it. This past week is pushing them strongly into ‘Yeah, let’s not use that.'”

Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, in particular, is very open to feedback, the poster added.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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