Xbox One DRM backlash was a “useful source” for Sony

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Sony seemed to have played their cards right in their approach to revealing the upcoming Playstation 4. As it stands, judging from gaming forums and social media, the PS4 seems to be leading the way in terms of positive interest generated.

SCE Worldwide Studios president, Shudei Yoshida has described how Sony learned from user feedback and even from the backlash to the Xbox One’s DRM and always-online policies to make decisions for the PS4.

In an interview with Famitsu [via IGNYoshida admitted that the Xbox One backlash was “a very useful source” when the company was finalising its position on user rights.

“There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to my Twitter account before E3,” he said.

“It’s not that our hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this, but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to bring it across, it was a very useful source.”

SCE Japan Asia president Hiroshi Kawano added that Sony feel that as of now that it is getting a very positive response for its coming console.

“For this system, we made a list of what people expected from us, debating over each point, with user feedback forming the main basis for the list,” explained Kawano.

“The software makers are also telling us that they feel like they really make some fun stuff with it. A new platform always provides the basis for new forms of play, so I’d like to see it connect to a revitalization of the marketplace.”

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