For the past few days, passionate PlayStation fans have been waging a campaign to convince Sony not to restrict used games on the PS4. They’ve taken to Twitter, posting messages with the hashtag #PS4NoDRM — an acronym for Digital Rights Management, which has become the common term for technology that limits how digital products (like video games) can be used.
The campaign’s goal: to ensure that we can buy, sell and borrow games on the PS4 without restriction.
This morning, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, one of the few Sony execs who is active on Twitter and hasn’t addressed the campaign yet, responded in the best way possible: by trolling everyone.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) May 29, 2013
Sony business development manager Shahid Kamal Ahmad joined the fun too.
@yosp That’s right Shuhei, we are going to have “DRM” on PlayStation Vita. 😉
— Shahid Kamal Ahmad (@shahidkamal) May 29, 2013
Well played, Sony. The good news is: if Sony executives are joking around about this stuff on Twitter, chances are they don’t have anything super-restrictive planned for the PS4. Because if they do, and they’re still trolling people… well, those people will riot in the streets.