Earlier today a story based on a GamerTrailers TV interview with Sony's Jack Tretton circulated saying that Sony would not do anything to stop third-party publishers from implementing their own DRM system for used games.
That statement has since been clarified by Sony, according to this GameFront story. According to Sony, Tretton was specifically referring to playing used games online.
"The Online Pass program for PlayStation first-party games will not continue on PlayStation 4," a Sony rep. told the publication. "Similar to PS3, we will not dictate the online used game strategy (the ability to play used games online) of its publishing partners. As announced last night, PS4 will not have any gating restrictions for used disc-based games. When a gamer buys a PS4 disc they have right to use that copy of the game, so they can trade-in the game at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to a friend, or keep it forever."
That should alleviate some of the angst players started to feel this morning after reading the stories about used games and third-parties…
Thanks to MaskedPixelante for the link.