E3 2013: Sony Fires the "No DRM" Cannon Straight at Microsoft's Face

June 10, 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment just announced during its E3 press conference something that is destined to make people talk and write for a long time. In a speech that was obviously and very openly aimed like a cannon straight at Microsoft’s face, Jack Tretton delivered the following information:

The PS4 won’t ever need to be connected online. There won’t be any periodic checks that will require an internet connection. No Authentication will be required for disk-based games. There won’t be any restriction on the resale of preowned games and players will be able to lend games freely to their friends.

On a slightly more controversial (but expected by some: Chad asked me what I thought about the possibility just before the conference) note, multiplayer gameplay on the PS4 will require a PS Plus subscription.

The publisher also released an hilarious video. I won’t spoil it. Just check it out below and laugh.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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