We all know that the electronic devices do have wear and tear and nothing lasts forever. If you own PS4 and if its clock battery dies, then you will lose your ability to play games.
Even though, the digital files or discs, are available, still you will not be able to run the games on your PS4. As per the trusted hacker Lance McDonald this is because Trophies on the PS4 needs the console’s Internal Clock to work correctly. This is required to prevent the users to change Date and Time values and exploit the PS4’s trophy system.
In a tweet, the account stated that “When the PS4 CMOS battery dies (and it will) it renders all PS4 digital files unusable without a server reconnection and in PS4 it also kills disc playback.”
Although it’s easy to replace the CMOS battery, when Sony decides to take down its PS4 servers reactivating your PS4 to play games will pose a massive challenge.
“CMOS can only have it’s time fixed by PSN or hacks,” says Does It Play to IGN India. “The fact it kills discs is lunacy.”
These observations are crucial at a time when Sony’s policies regarding video preservation are under fire. A report from TheGamer that stated the PS3, PSP, and PS Vita storefronts would be permanently closed. This means that players on PS3, PSP, and PS Vita storefronts systems won’t be able to purchase new games, apps, or Downloadable Content (DLC) on the PS Store, but they will still be able to download content they had already purchased before.
This is making the gaming community wondering what to expect from when Sony eventually shuts down the PS4’s digital dependencies. And if McDonald prediction is correct, Sony’s decisions may result in over a 100 million consoles serving as e-waste.