After all the ruckus surrounding the Xbox One and how it will approach used games ( not with a fee, as initially rumored, but with online "spot-checks"), PlayStation fans started to become a little cocnerned.
After all, we don't know everything about the PlayStation 4 yet, and there's a decent chance Sony might implement a similar pre-owned DRM schme of their own. In fact, Game Informer's Geoff Keighley says Sony will indeed follow that path, if his sources are correct.
Unsurprisingly, PlayStation fans everywhere began a "No PS4 DRM" campaign, which has gained plenty of steam. It started with a NeoGAF post and has since been making the online rounds. The good news is that Sony upper management peeps are taking notice, as noticed by Gameranx . Sony Hardware Marketing boss John Killer said on Twitter:
"This is why I love PlayStation fans- the passion bucket overflows #playstation"
SCEA producer Nick Accordino stated:
"Humbled by the outpouring of passionate PlayStation fans and their willingness to talk to us directly. Please know that we hear you."
Sony senior business development manager Shadid Kamal Ahmed added:
"To all the fans, with a special mention to the GAFers, I *love* your passion. It convinces me that the path I chose 31 years ago was right."
Sony hasn't announced their plans for how their new console will deal with used games. But right now, it's clear what the gamers want…or rather, what they really don't want.