PS4: Second-Hand Games Block Back On? Sony Says Stance 'Isn't Clarified Yet'

Ryan King


"The answer to the pre-owned question isn’t clarified just yet."

Published on Feb 26, 2013

Sony's stance on second-hand games working on PlayStation 4 'isn't clarified just yet' admits Fergal Gara, Managing Director Of PlayStation UK.

The admission came during our PS4 interview with Gara, when we asked that following confirmation that second-hand games won't be blocked on PS4 [Source: EuroGamer], if Sony ever considered going down that route.

"Well first of all, we haven’t stated that second-hand games… we haven’t made a statement on the second-hand games question," answered Gara. "There was a lot of reaction to a patent that was filed, which is a matter of course for a technology business like us, to file various patents at various times, many of which many never see any application but they are good to have depending on ideas that might be building."

"So what we’re here to do is offer the best value and the best gaming experience for gamers," he continued. "The answer to the pre-owned question isn’t clarified just yet and we’re working through that and we’ll announce our position in more detail as and when we can."

So it seems that second-hand games being blocked on PlayStation 4 could very much still happen.

Will this decision change your opinion on whether or not you buy a PlayStation 4?



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