It’s the rumor that just won’t die. In an effort to keep money in the development world and out of Gamestop’s pockets, Microsoft, Sony, or both plan on restricting or blocking used games with the PS4 and the rumored “Durango.” New leaks point toward this all the time. The internet responds with predictable rage.
It’s become a subject of debate here on Forbes, with both Jason Evangelho and Paul Tassi weighing in. Evangelho says that a used games restriction would drive gamers to another platform, but argues that because companies lose money on hardware, those cheap gamers would actually become a financial burden. Tassi is skeptical, mentioning the mint that Microsoft makes off of services as well as how developer support could affect the situation either way.