PlayStation 4: Sony Listens To The Fans About DRM

Sony employees have responded to fans on Twitter who don’t want digital rights management (DRM) on their PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 4 fans took to Twitter this morning with a campaign to tell Sony they don’t want DRM on their next generation console. Using the hashtag #PS4noDRM, players by the droves pleaded with Sony to not do what the Xbox One is doing.

Sony is listening, unlike Microsoft. Microsoft seems to think they can just blow smoke up everyone’s hindside and tell them what their next console is going to require from them, and the fans will simply line up on launch day to buy the machine anyway. Sony knows it doesn’t work that way. You have to supply something we want in order to create demand.

PlayStation 4 fans have been quite vocal about their demands for a more easygoing next generation console. Gamers pleaded with Sony after the announcement that they’d be following Microsoft’s example and preventing used games from being played on the PlayStation 4 using DRM controls.

In an overwhelmingly, and possibly tear-jerking, response from Sony, high-ranking employees have responded to gamers on Twitter, assuring them that yes, they are indeed listening. One of them even took the campaign as a sign that his path as a Sony employee, which started 31 years ago, was the right one.

Could it be that today’s show of passion for Sony is an indication of Xbox One’s “red ring of death”? Could the PlayStation 4 make Sony the king once more by listening to the gamers?

The following is a collection of tweets from said Sony employees, showing us that, yes indeed, they are listening.

John Koller, the head of Sony Hardware Marketing, said:

Nick Accordino, an SCEA producer, added:

Scott Rohde, PlayStation Software Product Development Head chimed in with:

Sony senior business development manager Shadid Kamal Ahmed finishes it off nicely by saying:

How do you feel about Sony’s response to the PlayStation 4 DRM Twitter protest?