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During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Sony Computer Entertainment said that the company will not restrict usage of used games on PlayStation 4, however, third-party developers will be able to limit online gaming in case of used titles. Yet another good news is that Sony PlayStation 4 will not be regionally locked.

“When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they can trade in, sell it to a friend, or lend it, keep it forever. PlayStation 4 disc games do not need to be connected online to be played, or any type of authentication. PS4 will not require you to check in. It will not stop working if you have not authenticated within 24 hours," said Jack Tretton, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, at the E3 press conference, reports CVG web-site.

To summarize, any PS4 game media can be rented, resold, given to friends/family members or transferred to other people without any restrictions. Second owners of PS4 games developed by Sony-owned studios will be able to play online without any restrictions. However, third-party studios will be able to lock online components for pre-owned games, should the published make such decision. In addition, third parties may or may not restrict lending of digitally downloaded games.

“DRM decision is going to have to be in the hands of the third parties, that's not something we're going to dictate or control or mandate or implement,” said Mr. Tretton.

Separately, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, announced on Twitter that Sony PlayStation 4 will be region free, which means that games released only in the U.S. can be imported to Europe or Japan and used to play titles not available on those markets. What is unclear is whether PS4 will also abandon region locks for Blu-ray movies.

By contrast, Microsoft Xbox One, the arch-rival of Sony PS4, will not only have region locks, but will also impose numerous restrictions on used games.

Tags: Sony, Playstation, PlayStation 4, Orbis, AMD, ATI, Jaguar, GCN, Fusion, Radeon

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ps4 already won the race-

1. PS4 has much more powerful hardware than xbox one so we will get much better gaming experience,better visuals and Frame rates on PS4.
2.PS4 will support AMD HSA while in xbx one it is unsure and difficult.
3.PS4 is not region locked while xbx one is- to sell overpriced content.
4.PS4 supports ps3 games via GAIKAI while there is no way to play x360 games on xone except u buy two consoles.
5.PS4 has no limitation with used games just freely share with frnds while in xbx one u will be charged for doing that.
6.PS4 also has many hidden social networking and multimedia feature will revel at launch,, and Who talk on Skype in front of TV I think we all use when we are walking, in our garden , or when doing some work.....
7.PS4 has unique remote play capability.
8.PS4 also has new motion sensor PS4-EYE.
9.PS4 now have 400+ franchises and increasing rapidly.
10.Developers already said that PS4 is much better than xbx one.
11.PS4 does not require “ALWAYS ON internet “, Xbox One will require internet at least in a day. microsoft should write this on xbx one box-" BUY ON YOUR OWN RISK IF U DON'T HAVE INTERNET."
12.The new Kinect can see in the dark..OH **** I THINK U GOT WHAT IT MEANS, pick out human voices in a noisy living room and read your heartrate just by looking at your face.
u can only use xbox one when kinect is on and microsoft already said that "U CAN'T DISCONNECT KINECT"so frnds r u agree to show ur private moments to microsoft that's the reason why xbox one require internet atleast in a day so it can send last days pics to microsoft ...NO SUCH PROBLEM WITH PS4 EYE.
if my younger brother buys a xbox one i will surly throw that to sewage...

BE PREPARED TO REMEMBER PS2 DAYS.
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well the design remind me of the ps2 design
1 0 [Posted by: Amir Anuar  | Date: 06/12/13 06:31:03 AM]
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that's what sony was going for and it makes sense. make a design that was similar to your award winning game console in years past as it will help bring the back the nostalgia of the good old ps2 days, similar to how ford, gm and chyrsler brought back the retro looking muscle cars.
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agreed
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ps4 will win out xbox one shot themselves in the ass when they put DRM on their disc yu will see a lot more ps4 games at gamestop, ebay redbox then you will xbox one games and for one simple reason, they will be DRM free which will entice more people to buy the ps4, because there will be a lot more used games available and when you have a lot more used games available you attract a lot more people that don't want to pay 60 dollars for a new game.
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agreed
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I really excited to play the "GAME" I can't imagine if PS3 is tremendous while playing then PS4 would be full of graphics and compatibility.
motion sensor security lighting
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