Prior to the PlayStation 4’s big reveal, there were rumors circulating that the next-generation console would come with a used games block, which would prevent a gamer from playing pre-owned or shared titles. After a series of conversations with Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s head of its Worldwide Studios, Eurogamer has confirmed that such a block will not be implemented.
In a conversation between Yoshida and the Eurogamer writer, a back and forth ended up in the following declaration from Yoshida: “So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?” The answer came following an unknown exchange between a Sony Japan PR rep and Yoshida, seeking clarification about the question being asked.
IGN has reached out to Sony for official word, but seeing as this comes from a well-established executive for the company, it is safe to assume that the used games rumor has been officially debunked. With another crisis averted, what else should we expect in the upcoming months?