The lights are on
According to a report based on leaked Xbox development
documents published at the website The Verge, users will be required to
install disc-based games on the next Xbox's hard drive.
The Verge report is based on leaked documents that were
published on VGLeaks.com. In the documentation sent out to developers,
Microsoft states, "Durango consoles will have a Blu-ray Disc drive. Disc media
will be used for distribution, but during gameplay, games will not use content
from the optical disc. An installation system is being designed that will allow
gamers to begin playing while the game is being installed on the hard drive
rather than waiting until installation is complete."
Another part of the document says that Durango "will always
maintain a network connection so that the console software and games are always
Both these facts are leading to further speculation about the
possibility that the next Xbox will have "always-on" DRM and could potentially
lock out used games from being used on the system, something that industry analyst
Michael Pachter doesn't think will happen.
One thing that's important to note: these documents are over
a year old and it's possible that Microsoft's plans for the system could have
Source: VGLeaks via The Verge
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Until now, the PS4 sounds like is going to be the most accessible and user friendly console ever. In terms of content of course. And the next Xbox sounds like the least accessible and less user friendly console ever. I hope all of this are just rumors because I plan on getting both eventually. If they're are true I might not buy the next Xbox.
I'm leaning toward a PS4 even though i always used to prefer Xbox. It looks like everything I didn't like about PS3 is being fixed with PS4 and Microsoft is going down hill.
Patcher Patcher Patcher . Does he owe something to you .? Stop referring to that joker like he is some legend . He may be in Circus of monkeys , not here .
even more of a reason why ill be going back to being a playstation gamer this coming generation
1. The ps3 uses the same system but still requires the disk. This system is better.
2. The console maintaining a network connection for updates etc. does not mean that the console will be forcing online drm.
3. They are 1 year old rumors.
4. Learn to read, see point 2. Read it again if you still don't get it.
Well, I don't really care because I'll be laughing at the homeless, former Micro$oft employees that lost their jobs because M$ committed financial suicide with stupid choices like these.
People, (gamers and devs alike) need to get over used games. They're here to stay and aren't going anywhere. If you want more money, make better products, ESPECIALLY Micro$oft.
If true, no thanks. And I've been with Xbox since the beginning, but I go where the games are. I never had anything against Playstation 3 and won't mind jumping on the Playstation 4.
Given the poorly handled releases of Diablo III and Simcity, it seems like Microsoft couldn't help but see the problems with always online games. There are places in the US where the internet is unreliable at best. That's a lot of people to just give the finger to. Burns a lot of bridges one would think. However, this late in the game, you've got to wonder if Microsoft could even change their system if they wanted to. Assuming this is true of course.
Oddly, the thing that makes me suspect it just might be true is an article on GI from a few months back. I can't remember the exact wording, but basically it said that EA was really excited about the things that Microsoft was doing and were looking to partner up with them for some projects. Simcity was of course an EA game, so we know they like the always online idea. Even with all the troubles, they don't seem to have backed down. If this is true about the new XBox, EA would definitely be thrilled.
I tend to do this anyway for most of the 360 games I buy. Reduces load time, crashes, keeps the system quieter, etc. So long as the hard drive size is sufficient, I don't really have a problem with this.
I don't mind downloading the games, so long as there is sufficient space on the console. I've accidentally rendered a few of my games unplayable on XBox because I accidentally moved it with the games running a few times, but thy still run if they're installed. However, I'm not alright with the always online; nothing good can come of it.