They were stupid for the used games thing in the first place, physical media will be phased out over the next generation, there was never any need to control used games since the problem won't exist in the near future.
I find it amusing that even some of the tech savvy on here clearly haven't considered the wide range of issues that the DRM and 24 hour check in etc would have brought with it. I guess like MS they were looking at the situation from their point of view rather than showing a little objectivity.
I can't see it being phased out that quick to be honest. Not until Internet speeds are a lot better for the majority of people. People still want a hard copy of the game IMO.
I think that was part of the problem. Great if you never trade games, but a huge number do purely to fund more new games, that can't be ignored. The 'I have a solid net connection, get over it' type comments were also maddening, just look at the mess with Sim City, even having a decent connection doesn't guarantee anything, the entire infrastructure is nowhere near stable enough to be anywhere near as convenient as offline play for a high enough percentage of people. I can think of loads of places where consoles are used that are never going to have a reliable connection (or any at all) on a regular basis, their ideas simply don't fit the mass-market nature of a major console.
The 90's sent a fax that they wanted their disks backIf it ain't broke, don't fix it
Nail on the head TBH.They could have handled this so much better and still introduced the new features.
I think they never intended to do it anyway. Say they'll do it the "listen to the buyers" that they don't want it then do a u-turn.
Now it looks like they listen and could change stuff in the future based on comments.
I've had a think about this. I think their original plan was for the XBO to be a digital-only console - this would have sidestepped all of the issues regarding discs and selling them on, etc. However, they chickened out and shoved a drive in there at the last minute, and had to fudge some kind of system. Hence the ill-thought out b****cks we were fed pre-EE3.
Sadly they've still lost my sale. If it's that easy to reverse, who's to say they won't reintroduce it again later down the line once they've sold millions of consoles? Microsoft have shown exactly what they think of their customers - I'm pretty glad I'm not one any longer.
Whats to say the PS4 wont go down the same route eventually also?
Because they've already said it's not hard-baked into the OS. I'd be seriously impressed if they managed to implement it over an update. All MS need to do is flick a switch because it's already there.Whats to say the PS4 wont go down the same route eventually also?
It will, they'd be mental not to.
I'm looking forward to being able to buy my games digitally all the time, will be just like all of my PC games
I'll get one. It'll be used a few times then put In a cupboard.
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