We thought Sony was out of the woods on this one. We really did. After months of frequent rumors and a patent filing pointing to the possibility of used game-blocking technology on the PlayStation 4, Sony's head of worldwide studios Sheuhei Yoshida seemed to finally put the matter to rest by telling interviewers that used games would be playable on the system.
Now, new statements from another Sony executive have thrown Yoshida's supposed assurances into question. When NowGamer asked PlayStation UK Managing Director Fergal Gara to confirm reports of Yoshida's earlier "used games are OK" statements, his answer was a bit less than reassuring for potential PS4 buyers.
"Well, first of all, we haven't stated that second-hand games... we haven’t made a statement on the second-hand games question," Gara said. "The answer to the pre-owned question isn’t clarified just yet and we’re working through that and we’ll announce our position in more detail as and when we can."