This is my last article of the night, because I'm beat, so let's kept it short and simple. In a post-PlayStation 4 announcement interview Eurogamer asked Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida straight up if the console could play used games. The conversation kind of went circular, likely due to translation issues, but the the end results is, "used games can play on PS4."
Yoshida elaborated a bit more on the subject, when pressed for confirmation:
"Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers. They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."
Apparently all we've needed to do is ask Yoshida about this issue for all these months. He seems like a pretty down to Earth guy and laid the issue straight without any fuss. Then again, maybe tomorrow we'll here of a hostile takeover of Yoshida's presidency and the new boss will shove DRM down our throats. Until then, I think we can rest easy.
Well, unless the subject changes to Microsoft's next-gen console, that is. *Dramatic chipmunk*