This DRM type crap is going a little bit to far. According to a report on LazyGamer, your DC Universe Online subscription is locked to the game disc…FOREVER. That’s right you heard us, SOE is doing some weird funkiness by linking the PSN key to the physical disk and once the key has been used that is it. With it like this that pretty much makes it impossible to trade since it will only work essentially with the original PSN ID. We hear from our PC friends that this is common for MMO’s, but not for consoles and this is the big reason why I just don’t think MMO’s can be successful on consoles over the long run.
Sony Online Entertainment said in a statement issued to Lazy Gamer:
“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.”
To make sure we are being clear to everyone, a new account can NOT be obtained by a second hand buyer therefore if you got it from someone else used its worthless. Something about this just doesn’t seem right to me and what is scary is that this might become some kind of trend and that would suck.