PS4: Sony Responds To Anti-DRM Campaign On Twitter

A few Sony employees have responded to a Twitter-based anti-DRM campaign, "#PS4NoDRM," acknowledging gamers' concerns regarding the potential inclusion of DRM and always-on requirements in the upcoming PS4 next-generation gaming console. However, concrete answers to DRM-related concerns were nowhere to be found among the tweets of Sony employees who weighed in on the issue.

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Sharius1731d ago

something i copy from neogaf

"Tretton: And here is..."
-- pause --
"Tretton: Is the disc not in the console?"
-- Yoshida runs on stage and hands Tretton a disc --
"Tretton: Is this my copy?"
"Yoshida: Nope, it's mine!"
"Tretton: Oh, ok thanks!"
-- Tretton inserts disc into the PS4, game starts --
"Tretton: Shall we continue?"


and the whole internet will be explore

EasilyTheBest1731d ago

No if the above happened with whos disc is this the PS4 will say, "CANNOT PLAY THIS DISC this disc is not tied to this PS4 account."

Muerte24941731d ago

missed what he was going for or just a hardcore Xbot. Only one system has been confirmed to do that, Xbox:ONE (third console). There is all the information out there about ps4 not needing an internet connection to Sony leaving it in the hands of publishers. I can't see there being DRM on ps4, at least not from Sony's end.

OT: That would be epic and yes, the internet will explode. You should definitely pitch that idea to Sony's new marketing team for E3.

Here you go,

I would love to see this happen.

EasilyTheBest1731d ago

calm down learn sum sarcasm. Oh and I will pop u r paycheck in the post.

Captain Qwark 91731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

lol i love how all the sony fanboys think the ps4 wont do it either. the publishers are going to be the ones pushing for this, MS is going to benefit little from drm being in full force, they will make money off hardware and software so they dont need to worry as much about used sales as the hardware profits can cover the software deficit if need be. publishers on the other hand only make money on software so drm is huge for them and used games hurt their profits. if you think publishers are going to be cool with one system protecting their profits and the other not, your crazy.

even if MS pushes the drm on devs and sony doesnt but "leaves it up to the devs/publishers" they are going to put it in anyway so the ps4 is not safe from this. Does it suck, to some degree yes, to some degree no. there are benefits to each side but the reality is, this is likely going to be the future.

thechosenone1731d ago

@Captain Qwark 9

I think that when the pres of Sony's worldwide studios starts joking about DRM in his twitter posts it's a good indication that you'll not be seeing much DRM in the PS4.

Muerte24941730d ago

what was that about developers and publishers wanting DRM?

"...The Witcher 3 not featuring any DRM is not much of a surprise. Last year, CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski said "Every subsequent game, we will never use any DRM anymore. It's just overcomplicating things."..."

"...Last year saw a broad spectrum of DRM usage from games publishers. Spore released with some of the most infamously infuriating DRM for gamers, leading some to speculate that gamers purposely pirated the game to send a message Electronic Arts.

"Spore was the final straw that broke the camel's back," recalls Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock, in a Gamasutra report. "Someone who buys software does not want to be made to feel like a chump for buying it. Much of the outcry came from legitimate customers who said that they shouldn't be restricted by DRM, especially since people with pirated versions weren't."..."

Not every game developer wants this. EA cancelled online pass because of the backlash they got from SimCity. Sony isn't forcing DRM on you with every game. Nobody is saying all games will be DRM free on PS4. But on Xbox:ONE you know EVERY game has DRM. That's the difference between the two. People need to know this so they can make educated decisions on their next console purchase.

Why o why1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

Captain... still trying to suck everybody into the same category.. . Haven't sony made it clear enough yet.. stop being ignorant.. You're coming across as another one of those 'you too' fanboys who just want both sides in the mire just to score points. Smh, you gotta laugh though... guys like you need to be hashtagging ms instead of projecting all the time DRM FTW

@muerte.... I doubt he'll listen, even after Shuhei Yoshida's troll. Next step is to say the drm will benefit microsoft.....gotta love em..

S2Killinit1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

you are downplaying the fact that MS is going to be the one with its hand in our pockets and MS is the one pushing for these anti-consumer policies. At this point I would be very disappointed if Sony follows suite, but I would Blame Microsoft for opening the pandora's box. Last gen they charged for online gaming and gamers accepted it, now they are pushing for more, if we don't put our foot down somewhere, MS will keep pushing. If MS succeeds, charging for used games will become the norm. If Sony leaves it up to the developers (which at this point they would have to do, exactly because of what you mentioned) then the developers who think this business model works for them will adopt it but at least the consumer will have a fighting chance.

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GamerzElite1730d ago

Even Bethesda Softworks also confirmed that they are not interested in DRM shit.

Game4life1730d ago

i can't stop laughing but that was awesome

GribbleGrunger1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

Sorry, but I hate articles that approach a subject in this way. Sony fans, please don't approve this. It would reflect badly on the Sony fanbase, of which I am one proud member.

Snookies121731d ago

Definitely not giving it a click.

JoySticksFTW1730d ago


"but there’s a wave of silence among the XBOX fans on the internet, this shows how much disappointed the fans are."

Lots of assumption there

WeAreLegion1731d ago

This is why they pay you the big bubbles. ;)

freezola751731d ago

No clicky on there from me either dawg.

FrigidDARKNESS1731d ago

Fanboy article and troll thread. Title is flame bait and never heard of this website.

Muerte24941731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

pro Microsoft, you've always "never heard of this site."

Ko_Uraki1731d ago

Trolling articles don't add anything intersting to the debate about the next generation

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