Next PlayStation to lock out used games, report says

Sony's 2013-dated new console, supposedly code-named Orbis, will boast system that locks games to single PSN account, with no backwards-compatibility for PS3 library planned.

A report says that the PlayStation 4 will not offer backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 games.

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used-game system, offer no backwards-compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013.

As for the first part of the rumor, multiple sources told the blog that the Orbis will sport some sort of anti-used games measure. Full Orbis games will be available via Blu-ray disc or as a PlayStation Network download, and will be locked to a single PSN account. Players will not be able to circumvent the system by remaining offline, as the source said users will be forced to be connected to the PSN to boot up their games.

Read more of "Next PlayStation to lock out used games, report says" at Gamespot.

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