Sony has filed a new patent that will implement a technology to tie game discs to user accounts or console IDs.
Essentially, it appears that if the patent is incorporated, no used, rented or borrowed games will work on your console.
The patent shows that game discs will be outfitted with a contactless RF tag, which will remember which console it has been “attached” to.
While this is not good news, Sony often patents technologies and concepts that never see the light of day, so let us hope this is the case with this particular patent.
In December 2012, Sony also patented a new Move/Dual-Shock hybrid controller, which we also hope never sees a store shelf.