PS4: Sony confirms no pre-owned or always-online restrictions

"When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they can trade in, sell it or keep it forever"

PlayStation 4 will not enforce any restrictions on pre-owned games or require an always-on internet connection, Sony confirmed during its E3 press conference.


In a sensational throwdown to rival Microsoft, SCEA CEO Jack Tretton confirmed that PS4 games do not require a regular online check in and disc games can be traded or sold to friends.

"When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they can trade in, sell it to a friend, or lend it, keep it forever," he said.

"PlayStation 4 disc games don't need to be connected online to be play, or any type of authentication. PS4 won't require you to check in"

"It won't stop working if you haven't authenticated within 24 hours"

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Last week Microsoft confirmed its second hand plans for the Xbox One, revealing that it would be down to third party publishers to decide whether or not consumers would have to pay a fee to activate used games.

Microsoft has also confirmed that Xbox One will require an internet connection for online game licensing checks at least once every 24 hours.

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