There have been rumors that next-gen consoles would block used games. You don’t have to worry about the next PlayStation though, as industry analyst Michael Pachter noted that SCEA boss Jack Tretton is opposed to the idea.
Pachter, speaking on GameTrailer’s Bonus Round, said that he had directly asked Tretton if the rumors were true. Tretton gave a rational reply, stating that he was “opposed to blocking used games” and that they were “great for consumers”.
However, Tretton admitted that it was his personal view and that the designers in Japan might think differently.