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E3 2013 Countdown: DRM and Sony

PlayStation Euphoria writes: "Today we discuss what the possibilities are regarding Sony and what their position will be on used game DRM. We discuss things from constant internet connection to the #PS4noDRM movement on twitter."

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MooseWI1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I really hope that Sony decides to take the high road here.. Microsoft though..

Private video btw.

Virtual_Reality1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Probably Sony will introduce DRM, but in a less invasive way and way more flexible. At least that is what I think because they stated PS4 can play games offline without being connected at all, is just up to the Publishers to add it or not.

GeisT1206d ago

If Playstation doesn't follow suit then they will lose a few publishers who are tired of their products being stolen, traded, and their profits being cut into. DRM is the future ladies and gents, sorry internet cheapskates.

brodychet1206d ago

Extremely far off topic; I love a redhead with an understanding of the gaming world. XD

On topic: ...DRM confusions should be solved in a much better way (in favor of gamers).

Foxhound9221206d ago

That's ironic, considering your avatar is cartman! GINGERVITUS! Haha but anyways I agree. I hope Sony does this right. Drm can kiss my ass.

dedicatedtogamers1206d ago

The most important puzzle piece is that Microsoft - not third parties - is the one who created and pushed forward the Xbox One's DRM. Not only is this totally in line with how Microsoft operates (Vista checks, GFWL, XBL Gold, etc) but it has been leaked by several sources that Microsoft - not EA or Ubisoft - was the one to bring this idea to 3rd parties and they just went along with it.

The entire foundation for the fear of "will Sony do this too?" was the (unproven) assumption that it was third parties pushing this DRM. Now that we know it was Microsoft, the likelihood of Sony doing DRM anywhere close to this is minimal.

ramiuk11206d ago

u not got a link to the article about it was MS pushing it have you,must of totally missed it .
cheers dude

GribbleGrunger1206d ago (Edited 1206d ago )

It has now been established that it was actually MS who wanted DRM and approached EA and Activision, who agreed. This gives developers less leverage in forcing Sony to do the same, which is very good news.

rainslacker1206d ago

@dedicated
If indeed true what you say based on that link you provided in another article:

It seems to me that if any DRM like MS has is done on the PS4, it will be entirely up to the publisher. The publisher will have to code and provide the means to actually facilitate those functions within their own product, say like EA makes a game and somehow makes Origin a requirement for registering it(just an example).

The fact that you can go offline completely and indefinitely, and the fact Sony has gone on record saying the NFC disc technology wasn't for the PS4, leads me to believe it wouldn't be commonplace on the PS4. Any game utilizing such measures would receive backlash from the community, and publishers may not be willing to take the hit. This means they probably won't implement such strong measures on the X1 as well because it could affect sales on that system, however, MS apparently has other things in place which the publisher is likely to have to adhere to in order to publish on the system.

TheLyonKing1206d ago

Can someone be my bestfriend and tell me (U.K time) when:

1. Sony Press confrence is
2. MS Press confrence
3. Nintendo Direct

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WolfOfDarkness1207d ago

It's actually not going to be like Xbox One DRM , With PS4 you can play games offline , sell and buy used games , plus you will be able to rent also , this will be the Talk of the show and it's Sonys to fight back against Microsoft DRM . Microsoft will be hurt very bad today .

MooseWI1207d ago

Is there 100% proof to that yet? From what I have seen, it's all been speculation, and Sony has been pretty quiet.

a_bro1207d ago

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

Krosis1207d ago

Sony has quite strategically remained quite on this topic. Your thoughts are bias conjecture at best. If you think Sony is a benevolent loving company that cares not for cash and avarice than you're sadly mistaken. These companies only care about money--DRM pays.

All im saying is have an ounce of skepticism.

Rusty5151207d ago

@a_bro: that actually makes a lot of sense. This is speculation too, but what if Sony never had anything to do with DRM/Used games to begin with? Maybe they're just keeping quiet cause if they say that they're not going through with these restrictions, it'll give Microsoft time to change their policies.

MysticStrummer1206d ago

I can't believe Sony would be dumb enough to follow Microsoft in this, especially after :

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech...

The backlash would be incredible anyway, even without them making this joking reference to DRM.

Williamson1206d ago

I know EA, ubisoft, and Activision are probally pushing for DRM and used games since they are evil sons of bit****, but I rather not have any games from them if it means having stupid restrictions on us.

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