PlayStation 4 plays used games, says Sony
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 21, 2013 12:15PM PST
Since the PlayStation 4 cat is officially out of the bag, Sony is seeing fit to squash some persistent rumors about its new console. The system won't require an always-on Internet connection, and Sony has also now confirmed that it won't be blocking you from playing used games.
Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer very plainly that "used games can play on PS4." He said the "general expectation by consumers" is that when they "purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere."
Another source at the event reportedly said that the patent that seemed aimed at blocking used games wasn't ever meant for the PS4 at all. That still leaves the question of what the patent was intended for, but at least it won't stop you from borrowing a friend's game.