PlayStation 4 Will Not Block Used Games, 4K Support For ‘Personal Media’ Only

Recent rumors leading up to the PlayStation 4’s reveal suggested the platform would block users from playing used games in an attempt at cutting out the used game market.

Speaking to Sony president Shuhei Yoshida, Eurogamer has learned that this is will not be the case. Allegedly, an anti used-game patent discovered last month, in fact, had nothing to do with the PlayStation 4 at all.

That’s the general expectation by consumers,” said Yoshida. “They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that’s my expectation.”

He later said that the official word was that “used games can play on PS4.”

Speaking to Polygon, Yoshida also commented on the PlayStation 4’s media output resolution, confirming that 4K would only be supported for “personal media” like photos and “camcorder videos” recorded in 4K format.

It will not be supported for video games as games on the PlayStation 4 do not play at that rate.

Learn everything we know about the recently revealed Sony PlayStation 4 right here.

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