"We're not gonna do a Microsoft. We'll keep DRM, instead of getting rid of it!" (John Square Enix, 2014)
It's a double whammy of Square Enix news today, as Square Enix have openly said that they support DRM because it's the only way to make profit. In case you don't know, DRM, or Digital Rights Management, is a system that means a game is only playable on one system, and it's controversial because if it's widely used, then no one will be able to buy used games, there's no way to sell games to shops and all games have to be bought at full price. However, it means that developers will get more money from their games, and Square Enix have said that it's essential to profits for the "forseeable future". YOU NEED A CODE TO PLAY A GAME? THAT'S STUPID! SQUARE ENIX ONLY CARES ABOUT YOUR MONEY! I'M NEVER BUYING A SQUARE ENIX GAME AGAIN, YOU COULDN'T PAY ME!
Oh, wait, I've found the code.
(Cheeky Come Fly With Me reference)
Also, Sony have sold all of their 9,520,000 Square Enix shares for £28 million to a company called SMBC Nikko Securities, a security company (Duh), for a reason that hasn't been disclosed. Sony has owned those shares for more than a decade, and it's weird that they've decided to sell them now as stock prices are down for Square. I'm guessing the reason is that Square Enix are making games for Xbox consoles now, so Sony don't feel the need to support them any more.
What do you guys think? Should DRM be used because developers get more money? Or should it not be used? Tell us in the comments below!