Sony & Microsoft ‘Are Listening’ To Used Game DRM Criticism
In the wake of Microsoft’s – frankly – disappointing Xbox One reveal, the news that the Xbox One could restrict gamers from playing used games hit Microsoft hard.
As a result it lead many gamers to target Sony and PlayStation officials, quizzing them on any potential restrictions the PS4 might have with used games and even creating an open letter for fans to share.
This campaign has spread to Twitter, with gamers sending the hashtag #PS4NoDRM to prominent PlayStation representatives. If you want to be part of the campaign, there’s a PS4NoDRM website with an open letter for you to share.
Many Sony reps responded back to the outpouring of fans too, not clarifying whether the PS4 will employ such restrictive methods of used game DRM but proving that Sony is listening.
SCEA producer Nick Accordino even Tweeted: “Please know that we hear you”.
Following the fairly positive reaction from the press surrounding Sony’s response to the DRM details – despite Sony not actually confirming one way or the other – Microsoft followed suit.
Microsoft’s chief of staff Aaron Greenberg tweeted, “Thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback, we are definitely listening.”
Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal hasn’t gone very well – at least for the hardcore gamers that will be Microsoft’s initial target audience – so hopefully it will take heed of the negativity surrounding this potential DRM.