““On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play,” a Microsoft representative told Wired. The company added that, once discs are installed on the hard drive, games can be played without a disc being in the tray. The Wired article then elaborates: “What follows naturally from this is that each disc would have to be tied to a unique Xbox Live account, else you could take a single disc and pass it between everyone you know and copy the game over and over. Since this is clearly not going to happen, each disc must then only install for a single owner.” It added: “Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc.””
Say goodbye to game rentals and loaning a game to a friend, on the XBox One. If someone wants to borrow your game, they have to pay money.
Literally all Sony has to do at this point is not implement this and they’ll trounce MS. All of my customers have been ready to jump ship from XBox over this.
So … wait … that last paragraph. Basically you can never BORROW a game again. You can BUY it, essentially - because the new account ‘owns’ the game and can play it without the disc. So they’re basically selling the game twice if you want to play it on a new account. I don’t know what they’re going to charge, but…
Nope. NOPE INTO THE SUN. ON THE NOPE TRAIN TO FUCKTHATVILLE.(via
This is why Nintendo, despite being late to the game in the graphics department, will one-up (unintended pun), the XBox. I’ve heard that Sony may be following in Microsoft’s shadow on this one, as the PS4 will apparently be doing the same. They’re trying to cut out the reselling of their games, as they don’t make that bit of extra profit through Game Stop.
If anything, we’ll be getting a WiiU, as atleast you can play Wii games on that system. And since Nintendo finally upped their game, we will be getting cross-platform games from now on. I mean, you already can’t play older games on the XBox. I don’t think you can on the PS either. Especially if you don’t have a premium system through the XBox. You have to go out and buy an EXTRA hard drive just to play an older game, then download a bunch of drivers. And there’s no guarantee that the older game that you have will work.
People can diss Nintendo all they want, but atleast their games cross their platforms.
I don’t see this lasting too long. Most people I know only game because they are able to buy pre owned games. Don’t get me wrong, there will still be people shelling out the 50-60 bucks for a brand new game, but for the most part I don’t see too many people doing that. They are going to switch to a platform that allows pre owned games still and therefore stop buying games for the other systems.
If they are worried about not making a profit off of pre owned games why not make a contract with Game Stop and the like that they will get x amount of profit off the resale. That would make more sense than saying “NO Preowned or Sharing Allowed’. I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind a small price increase on Preowned. As long as they don’t go crazy with it. But they probably would knowing these companies.