Posted on August 28, 2007, Chris Warhawk Now Available, Not Shareable
While you were sleeping, the online-only Warhawk for PlayStation 3 was released on the PlayStation Store for $39.99, as promised. But unlike every other title on PlayStation Network, Warhawk has glaringly omitted one feature that was, until now, thought to be standard – game sharing. You can link up with up to five other PlayStation 3s and share your downloadable games amongst yourselves, but this feature isn’t available in Warhawk. To take it a step further, the game can only be played on the PSN ID that bought it, and only on a single console in any 24-hour period.
While I didn’t personally expect to see Warhawk sporting this feature (it is coming to retail, too, after all), it’s disappointing to see it missing after SCEA president Jack Tretton told Wired that they wanted games to be in the hands of as many gamers as possible, and that it wasn’t about profits.
“You can send that content to four other friends for that initial investment,” said Tretton. “We want to get the game in as many hands as possible.”
“It’s not about generating profits at each and every interaction with the consumer,” he said. “I think that really offsets the argument that says, ‘Wow, that’s a really pricey system.’”
I guess they can’t use that argument anymore.
via Game | Life