It has come to the fore that Bethesda Softworks has blocked an unopened resale of The Evil Within 2 at the Amazon Marketplace, in a legitimate feature that could have industry-based consequences for the sale of used games
Selling Ryan Hupp contacted Polygon explains that he had been sent a threatening letter from Bethesda's law firm Vorys to remove his listing for The Evil Within 2- a game that Hupp says he never even opened. The Vorys letter claimed that Hupp's attempt to sell the game was not covered during the first sales class and was "illegal" because he did not sell the game in its original form (despite the fact that the seal was never broken), which does not include Includes a warranty.
Vorys continues to say there is a lack of warranty that makes the game "significantly different from genuine products."
Selling used games, both online and in stores are a major aspect of the game industry, and a great deal of profits to retailers like Gamestop, which even offers rewards for people who come to the store and sell or buy used games. Bethesda Softworks takes vigorous legal action against this, not just a massive overreaction, but it may have some of a domino effect on the sale of used games across the industry.
While this is an occurrence, please note that many used copies of The Evil Within 2 are still available on the Amazon Marketplace, and there are other copies of the Bethesda titles .