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Could game collections be a thing of the past? If reports about the Xbox 360's successor pan out, you may not need to clear up as much shelf space when next-gen hardware rolls out.
MCV has some interesting things to say about Microsoft's next-generation hardware. Citing an anonymous source, MCV says Microsoft has told its development partners that the console is foregoing an optical disc drive entirely. The source says the system will have support for a removable solid-state storage card instead, which could be another step toward a digitally distributed future.
In addition to that tidbit, MCV is reporting that the system is set for a 2013 launch, which could mean we may see some sort of hardware announcement at this year's E3.
At this time, details about the next Xbox are fluid, to say the least. A few months ago, the system purportedly had a Blu-ray drive. We have heard similar details regarding the next Xbox's lack of a disc drive and a solid-state card in conversations with software developers, but until Microsoft says it's so, we'll have to be patient and remain skeptical.
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Good thing I got a PS3.
(After my 360 red-ringed) >:C
Yeah more and more people are getting games online. Before you know it, discs are gonna be obsolete.
If they drop a disc drive this console will fail.
I use mine for movies all the time!
No used games and now no way to play movies!
Looks like the 360 is to Xbox Consoles as XP is to Windows OS.
I feel like this would be a huge error on their part. Test the waters first with an either or kind of deal, where it has the ability to read the blu-ray, but pack it with the solid state drive as a secondary option. But if it were just a sold state drive I think the consumer (like myself) feels a little pushed into dropping the more tangible/physical copy of the game that has come to be expected. I for one love to see first hand without turning the console on, what games I own. I don't know why we should defer that much from this generation's version of software distribution. It works, just make it better.
Fail. I personally prefer to have a physical disc.
Explains why you won't be able to trade in games or buy used...
This could backfire if the game prices don't drop. No disc, no booklet, no shipping cost, no retail markup, etc.,they better pass on the savings.
I'm talking $45 for new games.
Cartridge games use to cost $50 on the nes, and that was after shipping, the retail mark up, and the cost of blank cartridge. $45 is a fair number considering we won't get a physical product to trade or loan out and there isn't a middle man.
oooo my wooooow..i want to see thatç
sounds good to me... less loading times normally vs discs no unreadable disc errors too lol and cart like things or sd type things can hold different sizes so shouldn't have to worry about space
rumors will always be rumors, let's wait until E3
I want Blu Ray! Having no disc at all would only work if we get like at least a 1000 GB HD. Right now my box is 120GB and it isn't nearly big enough. I'm constantly having to delete stuff. If I have to buy digital copies of games and movies and shows, I don't want to have to delete them and redownload them whenever I want to use/see them.
But i want to play my 360 games on it
I really dont care much about this. I'm a Sony/Nintendo guy. Both offer all that I could want of my consoles. Microsoft just seems inferior and incomplete to me. Not to start a fanboy discussion, i'm just saying.
This could very well be true since there's also that rumor about the next Xbox not playing used games, this could be their alternative to blocking used games.
Sort of a good thing, i don't like it when i get a game invite and i have to get up and look around my collection for a game and swap it. How many of you have had a little kid get hold of your game disks and they end up scratching it or losing it?
I actually hate all this no-disc stuff
This is a terrible idea their digging their own graves if they think this will sell to people who sometimes can't buy games and have no money and need to borrow