Sony Puts The Kibosh On Second Hand Copies Of DCUniverse
Thinking of picking up a used copy of the superhero MMO DC Universe Online for the PS3?
According to reports Sony has fixed it so that the game discs of DCUO are linked to one-time PSN activation codes, resulting in the disc being forever attached to one PSN account.
“Once the PSN key has been consumed with a disk it cannot be resold/replayed with the second user adding a sub – only the original consumer can use that acct,” a Sony rep told LazyGamer, adding that “Disk and account are one.”
This also makes it impossible for PS3 owners to use separate PSN IDs to play the game. If a family member wants to enjoy DC Universe Online on the same PS3 then he/she would have to purchase a brand new copy of the game. While it sounds like an interesting way to combat used game sales, I personally wish Sony could have found a way to allow multiple PSN IDs to play the game on one PS3.