No pre-owned block for PS4

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 4 will not prevent consumers from playing second-hand games, silencing the rumours once and for all.

Countless reports, rumours, and speculation pieces since March last year have suggested that the next generation Sony console will block second-hand games.

But Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer that this is not the case.

"Used games can play on PS4," he said.

A patent for anti-used games technology was even found last month, describing a process that sees the console tag discs with information, including whether or not they have previously been played on a different machine or associated with a different PSN account.

However, Sony sources told Eurogamer that the patent discovered is not connected to PlayStation 4.

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