PS4 no restrictions on used games and no online connection required

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 03:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

SCEA boss Jack Tretton took the stage at the Sony E3 press conference to state that PS4 will play used games; will allow trades; no was authentication required; and no check ins every 24-hours were required either.

This is in contrast to Xbox One, and Sony even had a bit of a fun dig at the firm’s expense in the video below regarding the used game stance. You can even watch the video of the crowd going wild when Tretton made the call.

“We believe in the model that people embrace today with PlayStation 3 and will continue to demand,” he said. “And PS4 won’t stop working if you don’t authenticate for 24 hours.”

PS4 is out this holiday season for $399 and your PS Plus account will carry over.



  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    Sony wins. Microsoft loses.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Agt_Pendergast

    Best announcement at the show.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. stockops3

    ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Thegaiden

    I swear if he just gave everyone the middle finger and got his dick out and walked off stage now, people would still buy the PS4 – That’s how far they are ahead.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Gama_888

    Did he just say that you cant play online with ps4 without ps+

    i dont care either way tbh, ps4 is clearly the superior console and ps+ is one of the best things to come out of this generation so i will undoubtedly carry on my ps+ subscription.

    but i think that is what he just said…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. yeoung

    Tretton just fucking buried Microsoft with a couple of sentences

    No DRM
    No Online requirements
    PS Plus carries over

    That’s ok Jackie boy.. shh shh.. I’m already in.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Mike W

    Wow, well this should be interesting.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. stockops3

    yes but you can still access media stuff like Netflix unlike m$ where you have connected but PS plus is so worth it anyways free games each month and other features and I have PS plus on ps3 anyways

    #8 2 years ago

    Sony just Killed MS and Xbox One.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    LOL video added

    #10 2 years ago
  11. machy


    #11 2 years ago
  12. viralshag

    Shocking that THIS announcement is the highlight of Sonys show…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Pytox

    boom after boom :P

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Mike W


    It was direct shots towards MS, wow. All they have to do now is announce a $399 console and it’s a wrap.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. CyberMarco

    Well played Sony, well played!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. silverstorm


    #16 2 years ago
  17. Tavarish

    Those smug looks on theirs faces in that video, such “Feel the heat MS?” -looks. Loving it :D

    #17 2 years ago
  18. eXite85

    i can’t stop laughing… seriously MS what were you thinking ?!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. WENDiGO

    Now I know why EA picked microsoft…for that damn used games policy.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. daytripper

    Me and the gf are praying Mass Effect isn’t exclusive to Xbox One

    #20 2 years ago
  21. KAP

    I had goosebumps when I heard how people cheered with a standing ovation. That was crazy, I haven’t seen nothing like it in my life… Well M$ I hope Titanfall tastes good!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. ojinnvoltz

    The People’s Console

    #22 2 years ago
  23. CyberMarco

    Kaz you are my idol!


    #23 2 years ago
  24. fihar

    Some publisher ain’t going to like this fosho.
    Weird thing is, I thought Ubisoft was against used game trade, but now they’re supporting the PS4 with exclusive content for Black Flag. What gives?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Publishers will go wherever the sales are. Which will depend entirely on how customers decide to vote with their wallets

    I think its pretty clear this whole DRM thing is entirely Microsoft’s decision, and nobody else’s.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. fihar

    So how is this going to work out then?
    More online passes for the PS4?
    Can’t EA just apply online pass to the SP portion as well?

    I doubt EA have absolutely nothing to do with Microsoft’s DRM practice.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. backup

    Epic win for Sony

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Froseidon

    Dat picture :|

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lewis247

    This is just simply the greatest thing ever. Seriously, Sony have just done the greatest piece of PR they could have ever have imagine.

    Sony. You have my money. This was all the news I needed to know.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Jonabob87

    It’s amazing what a little spin can do.

    Microsoft: Publishers will be able to decide whether or not to restrict trade-ins of their games. First-Party titles can be freely traded.

    Sony: Publishers will be able to decide whether or not to restrict trade-ins of their games. First-Party titles can be freely traded.

    The only difference between the PS4 and Xbox One in this respect is that one has a cloud-based system of ownership and one doesn’t. If publishers want to restrict their PS4 game then they will.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. GoingPostal13

    And I won’t buy them.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. mistermogul

    Big respect to Sony for respecting our consumer rights.

    They have made a sale from me over Xbone…

    #32 2 years ago
  33. JavelinX

    No need to worry, the future is on OpenGL. Microsoft is fucked right now!

    @31 Please don’t worry

    #33 2 years ago
  34. The_Red

    Dat “Instruction video”… my god. Sony is on full offensive.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. ps3fanboy

    this was the blow that ended microsofts gaming right there.. rip xbone. ps4 won!!!

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Lightmanone

    I think I heard M$ mourning their “new” console haha. This is amazing.. What’s more amazing is that it’s all Microsofts fault. Sony didn’t really had to do ANYTHING. And that’s exactly what they did. They left it like it is.

    I bet that within a year time after launch we will see the full impact of Microsofts stragegy! :D

    #36 2 years ago

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