quote: "The PlayStation 4 won't have any DRM restrictions for Sony's first-party games, but third-party publishers will dictate their own DRM policies when releasing games on the platform" Sony America CEO Jack Tretton said on GameTrailers.
quote: And MS created a console that's a brick unless you connect it to the internet at least every 24 hours - giving publishers a way to deny you the right to play a used game.
quote: lol that’s like saying M$ could not limit you from playing games unless you were on a certain version of the OS. They pushed the updates via the game discs and also put DRM on the disc forcing you to install updates to play the game. In theory $ony could do the same thing with this DRM scheme. Supposedly the hardware is there from the sounds of it, so what is stopping them from activating it via an on disc system update? Oh wait...
quote: I can tell you that EA did not aggressively lobby ...
quote: 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.
quote: Mr. Moore, claims the decision was not financially motivated but rather was made out of EA's deep compassion for customers. He comments, "Online Pass was more trouble to the consumer than it was worth. It was a mistake. The consumer's feedback was that this thing gets in the way of a good experience so let's get rid of it."
quote: He remarks, "[O]ur official position is, 'I'll get back to you'. Sony have announced what they are going to do which is, y'know, business as usual, and then Microsoft are looking at allowing a publisher to opt-in, should they choose to do so. But if we opt in, do [Microsoft] charge a fee, and if so, how much?"
quote: The feature was killed off this month amid EA's financial struggles; rumor had it that the program was losing money.