Sony Scraps Online-Pass for First-party Games on PS4

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Sony has clarified the DRM comments by Jack Tretton at a GTTV interview, where he said the publishers are free to do what they want on the PS4. A lot of people misinterpreted that comment and here’s what a Sony spokesperson told Gamefront. He also revealed that Sony have scrapped online pass for first party games.

“The Online Pass program for PlayStation first-party games will not continue on PlayStation 4,” said Dan Race who is senior director of corporate communications for Sony. “Similar to PS3, we will not dictate the online used game strategy (the ability to play used games online) of its publishing partners. As announced last night, PS4 will not have any gating restrictions for used disc-based games.

“When a gamer buys a PS4 disc they have right to use that copy of the game, so they can trade-in the game at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to a friend, or keep it forever.”

Well, there you go. The PS4 seems to be doing everything right so far, and except the PS Plus requirement for online, their presentation was flawless.