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Will the PSN DLCs be region free on the PS4?

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One of the most annoying things about the PS3 and PSN is that even though the PS3 games are region free, the DLCs were not. Suppose you have Battlefield 3 game from UK, but you have a US PSN account which allows you to buy and download from the US store. After downloading that Battlefield 3 expansion pack, you load it up only to see nothing happens. Why? Because the game regions don't match. 

 

From what I can tell in many games Region 1 and 3 are compatible between each other. While Region 2 and 4 were compatible between each other.

 

I just hope this time the DLCs are region free as well.

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that-acmilan-guy wrote:

One of the most annoying things about the PS3 and PSN is that even though the PS3 games are region free, the DLCs were not. Suppose you have Battlefield 3 game from UK, but you have a US PSN account which allows you to buy and download from the US store. After downloading that Battlefield 3 expansion pack, you load it up only to see nothing happens. Why? Because the game regions don't match. 

 

From what I can tell in many games Region 1 and 3 are compatible between each other. While Region 2 and 4 were compatible between each other.

 

I just hope this time the DLCs are region free as well.


I don't know for sure but I doubt things will change.

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Thing is, I live in Bangladesh which is not part of the officially supported country for PlayStation despite how amazingly popular the system is over here. Because of this, our retailers bring mixed region games. So is hard for us to sometimes match our PSN account with the games.
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Doubtful they aren't in the PS3 and will probably be the same in the PS4

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Even though you can PS3, PSP, and Vita retail games from another region, I doubt the PS4 DLC for games would be region-free because of regional coding.

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I don't think it will change if so I'm sure sony would have stated this
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Kinda funny as Xbox Live is action region free (DLCs are region free) but the their games are region locked lol.
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that-acmilan-guy wrote:

One of the most annoying things about the PS3 and PSN is that even though the PS3 games are region free, the DLCs were not. Suppose you have Battlefield 3 game from UK, but you have a US PSN account which allows you to buy and download from the US store. After downloading that Battlefield 3 expansion pack, you load it up only to see nothing happens. Why? Because the game regions don't match. 

 

From what I can tell in many games Region 1 and 3 are compatible between each other. While Region 2 and 4 were compatible between each other.

 

I just hope this time the DLCs are region free as well.


Not going to happen, sorry!

 

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Probably won't happen. And it's nuts that they don't bother to change it. Technically and legally there is no reason to annoy their customers.

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Golwar wrote:

Probably won't happen. And it's nuts that they don't bother to change it. Technically and legally there is no reason to annoy their customers.


That statement is false.

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