Sony Gets Serious Against Piracy With New PSP SOCOM

Your used (or torrented) copy of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3, the latest entry in the SOCOM series for the PlayStation Portable, may be missing something: online play.

Sony is taking new measures against rampant piracy of PSP games and discouraging used purchases of the latest portable SOCOM by requiring players to register their copy of the game online. According to a new IGN interview with John Koller, director of hardware marketing at SCEA, you'll need a voucher or a legit digital download of the game to enjoy online multiplayer.

Both of those are included in new retail copies of the UMD version and in games purchased from the PlayStation Store. Those going the used (or stolen) route will need to drop an extra $US20 for an "online entitlement" voucher.

SOCOM Fights Piracy On PSP [IGN]


Comments

    Wait what?

    So pay full RRP for the game, or pirate it and only have to pay $20? Not sure if I've missed something here...

      they might just get $20 that they never would have got otherwise...

        Yep and its $20 straight into Sony's veins, no middle man and no commissions.

    just checked a popular torrent site, @1000 leachers as we speak.
    2nd comment is "Anyone know if there is a patch for online play?"
    LOL

    I bought used LBP, couldn't play online. Feels bad man.

    lol noone buys psp games for the online anyway

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