Sony: Original Xbox One Policies Didn’t Make Sense
Andrew House was left ‘scratching his head’ by Microsoft’s policies.
Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House has said that he was confused by Microsoft's original Xbox One game lending and DRM restrictions.
Speaking to MCV, House said Sony was surprised that it had to make a statement that it did not intend to enforce system-wide DRM or restrict the lending and reselling of games.
Referring to its Sony's message that the PS4 would not alter the existing methods for selling or lending games, House said:
“The one thing that surprised me most is that we were required to make such a clear statement that we were going to maintain status quo in areas that we took for granted.”
“That wasn’t something dictated by us, that was by the moves the competition was making. That remains the largest surprise for me – how visceral that reaction was from consumers. But the fact that we had to put a stake in the ground, in an area that we felt was just common sense, still has me quite literally scratching my head.”
House has previously admitted to being perplexed by questions over Sony's plans to restrict game selling saying it was never their intention.
The PlayStation 4 went on sale in Europe at midnight last night.