PS4 to Support Used Games, Sony Announcement Clarifies

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Calming some worries of game enthusiasts – Sony recently clarified that you will indeed be able to play used games for the upcoming PlayStation 4 console.

The news came via an interview by with Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios.

“Yes. That’s the general expectation by consumers,” Yoshida answered when asked by EuroGamer’s Tom Bramwell if used games would be compatible.

Yoshida continued, “They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that’s my expectation.”

The clarification arrives after some worry that Sony would move to block the use of second-hand games. The tech giant last month registered a patent that allows the registration of purchased games to users accounts – making it possible for some to be inaccessible by non-initial buyers.

The PlayStation 4 is expected to be released during the upcoming holiday season. Sony announced the device Wednesday, unveiling a new controller featuring a touchpad and light bar.