Eurogamer delivers bit of good news this evening from Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida: the PlayStation 4 will not block used games. Catching up with Yoshida a few hours after last night's two-hour PS4 press conference, Eurogamer asked him directly if Sony had any plans to block used games on its newest console:
Eurogamer: So if someone buys a PlayStation 4 game, you're not going to stop them reselling it?
Yoshida: So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?
Another source at Sony told the publication that the patent that was thought to be associated with the PS4 actually has nothing to do with the new console. That patent called for discs to be branded with a contactless tag that could be read by a console, which would then bind it to that system and prevent it from being used on another system. But the Sony source said it was not related to the PS4 at all.
Source: Eurogamer by way of Andrew Eisen