When Microsoft announced that it will not be entertaining game-lending and resale of Xbox One games, Sony came to the rescue during their PS4 presentation. They said that their console will allow game-lending and resale of games exactly after Microsoft’s policy about the same. This was the famous announcement that made Sony PlayStation 4 more preferable, even making the pre-order numbers gain a landslide majority until the time Microsoft decides to ditch that policy. Regardless, Sony gets a large share of the cake in next gen console business.
Now, it seems that Sony may have pulled a fast one, and the cake would turn out to be a lie!
Although Sony did not specify which console they were referring to, but they updated their PlayStation software usage terms silently, which questions their initial promise. The points that were added are as follows:
- 6.3. You must not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, adapt, or translate any portion of the Software.
- 7.1. You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorised by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher.
Sony did not release any official statement about this- yet! One will have to wait whether Microsoft will stick to the promise, or will they revert to their initial plans.