Still worried that next-generation consoles will not allow the use of used games, well as for the PS4 you can now exhale as Sony has confirmed used game will in fact be playable on the PS4. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, SonyWorldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida laid to rest the rumors surrounding this ongoing specualtion. When asked by Tom Bramwell of Eurogamer whether used games would be playable Mr. Yoshida responded:
Sony: “Do you want us to do that?” he asked.
Eurogamer: No, I said. I think, if you buy something on a disc, that you have a kind of moral contract with the person you’ve bought it from that you retain some of that value and you can pass it on.
Do you agree, I asked?
Sony: “Yes. That’s the general expectation by consumers,” said Yoshida. “They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that’s my expectation.”
Eurogamer: So if someone buys a PlayStation 4 game, I asked, you’re not going to stop them reselling it?
“Aaaah,” was Yoshida’s initial answer, but seemingly only because he’d forgotten his line. “So what was our official answer to our internal question?” he asked his Japanese PR advisor. The advisor stepped in but didn’t seem to answer clearly, at least to my ears. Yoshida then took control again firmly:
Sony: “So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?”
I said I thought that was fine.
So there you have it!