Aren't Sony introducing that watermarking tech in their next console to give developers the OPTION of blocking used games? If that does turn out to be the case, then this statement from EA doesn't necessarily mean jack-shit, and could just be a PR excersise.
In any case, I'll remain optimistic for the time being that EAs heart of ice has finally started to thaw a little.
Also, MICROTRANSACTIONS! Oh huzzah (!)