Tue, May 28, 2013 | 11:26 BST
PS4: no DRM campaign sparks response from Sony execs
PlayStation 4 fans took to Twitter over the weekend to protest against rumours that Sony was considering DRM and anti-used game safeguards for its next-gen console. Two of the campaign’s targets have responded to fans.
We reported on the NeoGAF-inspired campaign here, which saw gamers tweeting to Sony executives – including Sony’s president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida – to express their concern over rumours regarding PS4′s DRM restrictions.
Messages were tagged with #PS4NoDRM or #PS4USEDGAMES, and saw many gamers coming out in force to made their voices heard. Two Sony executives have now responded to the campaign, but Yoshida has yet to comment.
First, Sony’s head of hardware marketing John Koller had this to say:
This is why I love PlayStation fans- the passion bucket overflows #playstation
— John Koller (@jpkoller) May 27, 2013
While SCEA producer Nick Accordino added:
I love passionate #PlayStation Fans!!
— Scott Rohde (@RohdeScott) May 27, 2013
Sony has yet to reply to the campaign via official channels however, and so nothing is concrete yet. What do you think? Is Sony listening? Will it go through with DRM and anti-used policies? Let us know below.