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Third-party publishers to dictate their own DRM terms, Tretton says

Posted by: Mike at 6/11/2013 12:34 PM
Sony America Ceo Jack Tretton announced at Sony's press conference last night that the Playstation 4 will support used, disc-based games. Today, however, he said that third-party publishers can dictate their own terms on the matter.

"Well, I mean, we create the platform, we've certainly stated that our first-party games are not going to be doing that, but we welcome publishers and their business models to our platform," Tretton said. "There's going to be free-to-play, there's going to be every potential business model on there, and again, that's up to their relationship with the consumer, what they think is going to put them in the best fit. We're not going to dictate that, we're going to give them a platform to publish on."

With this news, we could be seeing third-party titles such as Watch Dogs and Destiny support the licensing structure that Microsoft recently announced for the Xbox One.