Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will be able to play used games.
“That’s the general expectation by consumers,” Yoshida told Eurogamer. “They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that’s my expectation.”
As for constant internet connection, Yoshida had this to say:
“You can play offline, but you may want to keep it connected The system has the low-power mode – I don’t know the official term – that the main system is shut down but the subsystem is awake. Downloading or updating or you can wake it up using either the tablet, smartphone or PS Vita.”
Yoshida went on to say that despite the PlayStation 4′s emphasis on social features, he understands that there are people out there who are “anti-social.” Knowing this, “if you don’t want to connect to anyone else, you can do that.”
Earlier this month, the Xbox 720 was rumored to require constant internet connection in order to verify games while blocking second hand titles. OXM has reached out to Microsoft regarding the claim.