In an interview with EuroGamer on 2/21, Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida stated that the PlayStation 4 will not block used games. Speculation has been high leading up to the PS4 announcement on 2/20 after Sony had applied for a patent to restrict multiple profile usage.
EuroGamer’s interviewer Tom Bramwell asked Yoshida-san if Sony would carry out their plans. “Do you want us to do that?” replied Yoshida. When told that that they’d prefer the discs to be utilized on multi-consoles, Yoshida responded with, “Yes. That’s the general expectation by consumers. They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that’s my expectation.”
As the night ran on for EuroGamer’s Tom, he spoke with another unlisted source that stated the patent actually had nothing to do with the PS4 at all. Could this then be a form used later on the Vita or another platform? Or could it have been filed to stay ahead of Microsoft on the next-generation after?
PlayStation 4 was unveiled on 2/20 and will release Holiday 2013. No price point or system showing was seen at the event.