It is rumored that Sony is planning on implementing serial keys with all new Blu-ray discs on the PlayStation 3. This would be a similar method to how PC games work currently. These keys would lock to a specific game which means that this new functionality could cripple the PS3 used games market as well. If implemented this would be the first legitimate attempt at a DRM on consoles.
There are a lot of great things that the DRM can do for developers and publishers. It allows them to keep more money from the games that they sell legitimately. Then again as a consumer, the thought of knowing that my games have zero trade in value kind of stinks.
What do you think readers? A good method for Sony to combat piracy?
- This article was updated on:November 20th, 2017