Moore: EA did not lobby for Xbox One pre-owned DRM

Ben Parfitt
Moore: EA did not lobby for Xbox One pre-owned DRM

Outspoken exec Peter Moore has insisted that it did not lobby Microsoft to introduce pre-owned restrictions with Xbox One.

There has for a long time been talk throughout the industry that key publishers have been applying pressure on platform holders to curtail what they regard as the revenue-stealing pre-owned market.

But EA COO Moore has outright denied that EA was one of those voices.

"As the guy who is the chief operating officer of Electronic Arts I can tell you that EA did not aggressively lobby for the platform holders to put some gating function in there to allow or disallow used games,” he told Polygon.

“I am on record as being a proponent of used games. I like the ecosystem. I like the fact that it's kept pricing at a good level for eight years. I like the fact that someone can buy a physical game and see some equity in that game. That keeps GameStop vibrant and they are a great launch and marketing partner for us.

"EA has never had a conversation, and I have been present at all of them, with all of the manufacturers, saying you must put a system in place that allows us to take a piece of the action or even stop it. Absolutely incorrect."

That settles that, then. 

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Tags: ea , pre-owned , Xbox One , peter moore , E3 2013

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