Next-gen Xbox games will require an internet connection in order to function and block second-hand use, according to a new Edge report.
Seems both Sony and Microsoft are hell bent in killing the second hand market when it comes to games,not only will this kill most of the high street game shops as we know them,but i for one will not be buying the same quantity of games i do at present if I'm lumbered with a game that fails to meet my expectations and becomes a useless coaster with no trade in value whatsoever.
I can see the retail industry dying in the next few years and all future distribution will be downloaded from the stores.
We have already had major problems with Game last year and Blockbusters are shutting shops each week and HMV is in financial meltdown.
Seriously can you actually see where we will be buying actual retail hard copies of games in the future given whats happening on the high street and Microsoft and Sony intentions regarding second hand copies of games.
Big problem with this is they are going to have to come up with at least terabyte hard drive and not the meagre amount that we have at the moment and what expected with the new next gen consoles which isn't much.
Edited by time2die (Wed 06-Feb-13 13:28:21)